All the comedies and dramas coming to Apple TV+ in summer 2024

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Apple TV+ series coming summer 2024
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Vince Vaughn all headline series coming to Apple TV+ in summer 2024.
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Apple TV+ subscribers will get new comedies and thrillers to enjoy in summer 2024. And plenty of big-name stars, too. There are eight new shows on the docket between now and the end of August (and a film to boot).

Here’s what’s coming to Apple’s streaming service in the next few months.

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Apple TV+ might produce more hits in summer 2024

Many people had doubts when Apple TV+ launched in 2019. Why is a computer company making a streaming TV service? Almost five years later, Apple has proved itself.

The company loves to point out haw many awards it’s won — the current count is 488 wins and 2,143 nominations. On top of that, it’s created very popular series. Ted Lasso became a breakout hit for Apple TV+, but other shows also found widespread success, including Silo and Severance.

New shows coming to Apple TV+ in summer 2024 could earn more awards and pull in new audiences.

Presumed Innocent starring Jake Gyllenhaal

first full trailer for Presumed Innocent
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the lead in this Apple TV+ crime drama.
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Jake Gyllenhaal plays a lawyer in love in Presumed Innocent. And it looks like he might just be a murderer, too.

Apple says:

“The gripping series takes viewers on a journey through the horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s office when chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich (Gyllenhaal) is suspected of the crime. The series explores obsession, sex, politics and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.”

The eight-episode limited series comes from TV veterans David E. Kelley and J.J. Abrams.

Presumed Innocent debuts on Apple TV+ with two episodes on Wednesday, June 12.

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Land of Women starring Eva Longoria and Carmen Maura

Apple TV+ journeys to Eva Longoria's 'Land of Women' dramedy
Two famous actresses and a newcomer star in an Apple TV+ dramedy premiering this summer.
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Land of Women is a comedy/drama starring Eva Longoria and Carmen Maura. The show follows three generations of a family as they are forced to confront their past.

When Gala’s (Longoria) husband involves the family in financial improprieties, she and her mother and daughter are forced to escape New York to the Spanish town that Gala’s mother fled decades ago. Local gossip soon resurfaces family secrets and truths.

The show is inspired by award-winning author Sandra Barneda’s bestselling novel La tierra de las mujeres.

Land of Women will make its global debut with two episodes on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

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WondLa with many celebrity voices

Epic animated adventure 'WondLa' on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ promises epic adventure with WondLa.
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The first installment of the animated adventure trilogy WondLa will premiere on Apple TV+ in summer 2024. It’s the most ambitious children’s show the streamer has launched.

The series stars Eva, a girl raised underground all alone except for a robot caretaker. On her 16th birthday, an attack on Eva’s bunker forces her onto the Earth’s surface, which she discovers is now inhabited by aliens. Eva must embark on a dangerous quest to find other humans … and her true destiny.

The multipart series is based on The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi, who also created The Spiderwick Chronicles.

The entire seven-episode first season of WondLa will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 28.

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Fancy Dance staring Lily Gladstone

Fancy Dance trailer
Lily Gladstone makes a dramatic return to the big and small screens with Fancy Dance.
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Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone will follow up Killers of the Flower Moon with a powerful family drama coming to Apple TV+ in summer 2024.

Gladstone plays Jax, who cares for her niece Roki (Isabel Deroy-Olson) after the girl’s mother, Jax’s sister, goes missing from an Oklahoma Indian reservation. At the risk of Jax losing custody of her niece, the pair scour the backcountry to track down Roki’s mother.

“What begins as a search gradually turns into a far deeper investigation into the complexities and contradictions of Indigenous women moving through a colonized world while at the mercy of a failed justice system,” said Apple.

Fancy Dance premieres in select theaters June 21 and streams on Apple TV+ June 28.

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Sunny starring Rashida Jones (and a robot)

Apple TV+ mystery thriller 'Sunny' stars Rashida Jones and a robot
Rashida Jones and her robot star in Sunny. premiering globally in July on Apple TV+.
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Sunny, a mystery thriller with a darkly comic bent, will premiere on Apple TV+ summer 2024. The series will star Rashida Jones and a robot.

As Apple TV+ says:

Sunny stars Jones as Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan, whose life is upended when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As “consolation” she’s given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Though at first, Suzie resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, gradually they develop an unexpected friendship. Together they uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family and become dangerously enmeshed in a world Suzie never knew existed.

The 10-episode series will premiere globally on Apple’s streaming service with the first two episodes on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

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Lady in the Lake starring Natalie Portman and Moses Ingram

Lady in the Lake on Apple TV+ starring Natalie Portman and Moses Ingram
Natalie Portman and Moses Ingram star in Lady in the Lake on Apple TV+.
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Oscar and Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman joins Emmy nominee Moses Ingram in the drama Lady in the Lake.

The limited series is set in 1960s Baltimore, where the disappearance of a young girl pushes Jewish housewife Maddie Schwartz (played by Portman) to shed a secret past and reinvent her life as an investigative journalist. Cleo Sherwood (played by Ingram) portrays a mother navigating the political underbelly of Black Baltimore while struggling to provide for her family. Spoilers: When Cleo is murdered, Maddie becomes fixated — a fixation that puts everyone around them in danger.

It is based on the 2019 novel of the same name by bestselling author Laura Lippman.

The first two episodes of Lady in the Lake premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 19.

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Time Bandits starring Lisa Kudrow

'Time Bandits' on Apple TV+
The Apple TV+ adaptation of Time Bandits is for the whole family.
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Apple TV+ is turning the 1981 cult classic movie Time Bandits into a comedic adventure series for all ages starring Lisa Kudrow (from Friends, duh).

The series will take viewers on an unpredictable journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin. They’ll witness the creation of Stonehenge, see the Trojan Horse in action, escape dinosaurs, experience the ice age and the Harlem Renaissance, and much more along the way.

It was adapted for TV by Taika Waititi (Our Flag Means Death), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Iain Morris (The Inbetweeners).

All 10 episodes of Time Bandits premiere on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, July 24.

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Women in Blue

Women in Blue on Apple TV+
More than 50 years ago, Mexico established a female police force.
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The Women in Blue crime series (aka Las Azules) is a Spanish-language, 10-part drama set in 1970 against the backdrop of a serial killer’s spree. It tells the “thrilling true stories of Mexico’s first female police force,” according to Apple.

It debuts with two episodes on Wednesday, July 31, on Apple TV+.

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Bad Monkey starring Vince Vaughn

Bad Monkey starring Vince Vaughn on Apple TV+
Bad Monkey is a crime comedy starring Vince Vaughn and coming to Apple TV+ in August.
Photo: Apple TV+

Vince Vaughn stars in Bad Monkey, a detective comedy written by Bill Lawrence, who co-created Apple’s hit Ted Lasso. It’s an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s bestselling novel of the same name.

The series tells the story of Andrew Yancy (played by Vaughn), a one-time Miami police detective demoted to restaurant inspector. But a severed arm found by a tourist serves up an opportunity: If Yancy can prove murder, he’ll be back in the big time. He just needs to get past an array of Floridian oddballs and one bad monkey.

The 10-episode Bad Monkey series makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14.

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Enjoy these on Apple TV+ in summer 2024

Watching these upcoming series or the film comes with a subscription to Apple TV+. The service costs $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You also can get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

Apple’s streaming video service also includes much more, of course. There’s a library of drama, comedies, musicals, children’s shows, nature documentaries, etc. Need some recommendations? Check out our lists of the best TV shows and movies on Apple TV+.

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