Emily Dickinson faces Death in latest Apple TV+ trailer

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Death kindly stops to visit Emily Dickinson.
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Emily Dickinson’s poems often dealt with death and immortality, and that’s reflected in the second trailer for Apple TV+’s Dickinson. She finds herself facing the personification of Death, as well as struggling to make her poetry immortal in a world of men.

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Netflix warns investors of ‘headwinds’ caused by Apple TV+ and Disney+

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75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
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Netflix warned investors that the upcoming launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ could generate “modest headwinds” when it comes to new subscriber growth. Despite the warning, Netflix shares surged in after-hours trading today after it reported better-than-expected earnings.

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix didn’t sound too worried about the upcoming streaming wars. The company pointed out that it’s already been competing against streamers and regular TV for over a decade now.

Apple TV+ picks up second movie from A24 studios

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Apple TV+ may not have left it too late after all.
Apple TV+ is stocking up on movies now.
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Apple TV+ is starting to stock up on new movies.

Apple has inked its second film deal with indie studio A24, which is already working with the iPhone-maker on Sofia Coppola’s next movie. The two companies are set to produce an adaptation of the critically acclaimed young adult novel The Sky Is Everywhere written by Jandy Nelson.

Apple premieres For All Mankind ahead of TV+ debut

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You'll be able to watch it on November 1.
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Apple this week premiered For All Mankind at the Regency Village theater in Westwood, California, ahead of its Apple TV+ debut.

The new space drama, from Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore, will be available on November 1. It imagines a world in which the global space race never ended.

Apple TV+ commits to second season of space drama For All Mankind

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“For All Mankind” answers the question, what if the Soviets have reached the moon first?
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Apple is so confident about its space-based drama For All Mankind that the show has reportedly been renewed for a second season even before the launch date.

This is one of the programs premiering with Apple TV+ next month, and many of the others debuting at the same time have supposedly also been picked up for additional seasons.

Apple TV+ is coming to Roku

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Roku is embracing Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ will be available on Roku boxes when it launches next month.

Roku revealed this morning that the Apple TV app will be available on its platform starting today, allowing users to access their iTunes video library as well as subscribe to Apple TV channels right from their Roku devices.

Jason Sudeikis is reviving Ted Lasso for new Apple TV+ comedy

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Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso.
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Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis will feature in a new Ted Lasso comedy series coming to Apple TV+. It will be the actor’s first regular return to TV since he departed Saturday Night Live in 2013.

Sudeikis’ character is an American football coach who heads across the pond to manage an English soccer team. His complete lack of knowledge of the game makes for hilarious viewing.

Apple launches in-house studio with Band of Brothers follow-up

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The best WWII mini-series is getting another sequel.
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Apple is launching its own in-house studio and teaming up with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks to create the first series that it will own full rights to.

The new limited series, titled Masters of the Air, will be a follow-up to HBO’s successful series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Alfonso Cuarón signs multiyear deal with Apple TV+

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One of the most creative directors in Hollywood is teaming up with Apple.
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Apple reportedly inked a multiyear deal with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón to develop original content for Apple TV+.

Cuarón’s deal with Apple will see him develop multiple TV series for the streaming service, marking the director and writer’s first foray into television since he created the short-lived NBC show Believe.