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Trailer for Apple TV+’s Essex Serpent is a mashup of science, religion and romance

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Trailer for Apple TV+'s 'Essex Serpent' is a mashup of science, religion and romance
Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes will star in The Essex Serpent on Apple TV+.
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The first trailer for the upcoming historical drama The Essex Serpent dropped Tuesday. It gives a preview of a very complicated relationship between characters played by Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. Also, there might or might not be a giant sea serpent involved.

The limited series premieres May 13 on Apple TV+.

Idris Elba thriller Hijack takes off for Apple TV+

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Idris Elba thriller 'Hijack' takes off for Apple TV+
Idris Elba will star in Hijack, a thriller series on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ landed Hijack, a thriller starring Idris Elba set on a plane that’s been hijacked. It will be a seven-episode series covering seven hours of action, so it’ll be told in real time — a technique that should be familiar to fans of 24.

Apple’s streaming service loves thrillers, and already has quite a few of them, with more on the way.

Severance on Apple TV+ hits No. 1 most-streamed series

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‘Severance’ on Apple TV+ hits #1 most streamed series
In Severance, you have to learn to expect the unexpected.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has a big hit on its hands with Severance. The weird workplace drama tops Reelgood’s list of the most-streamed series of the week.

The show debuted in February and the fifth episode premiered Friday. The first four were enough to push the series to the top of the chart.

Michael Douglas will portray a sexy Benjamin Franklin in Apple TV+ historical drama

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Michael Douglas will portray a sexy Benjamin Franklin in Apple TV+ historical drama
Ben Franklin is going to look very good in an upcoming g Apple TV+ drama.
Photo: Joseph-Siffred Duplessis/Google Cultural Institute/Apple

A Benjamin Franklin biopic is headed for Apple TV+, with legendary actor Michael Douglas taking on the title role.

Just as importantly, the limited series is being written by Kirk Ellis. He also wrote HBO’s John Adams, which was showered with awards.

First WeCrashed trailer reveals the sheer lunacy of WeWork

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First ‘WeCrashed’ trailer reveals the sheer lunacy of WeWork
The wait for WeCrashed is almost over. It will debut in March.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ released the first full trailer for WeCrashed to get viewers pumped for the limited series that premiers in March. It’ll star Jared Leto as the controversial co-founder of WeWork as he builds a cult of personality that eventually helps take the company down.

Watch the trailer to get ready for the wild ride up… then down.

Tearjerker Dear Edward gets Apple TV+ adaptation by Friday Night Lights producer

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Tearjerker ‘Dear Edward’ gets Apple TV+ adaptation by ‘Friday Night Lights’ producer
Dear Edward will be adapted by Jason Katims (left) and star Colin O’Brien (right).
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will present an adaptation of the bestselling novel Dear Edward about a boy who was the sole survivor of a tragic plane crash.

The series is being written and will be showrun by Jason Katims, who created the classic series Parenthood and produced Friday Night Lights.

Weird Severance trailer will blow your freakin’ mind

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Weird ‘Severance’ trailer will blow your freakin’ mind
Severance also stars Christopher Walken so you know it’s extra creepy.
Photo: Apple TV+

The eerie sci-fi thriller Severance will follow a group of employees who’ve had their work memories surgically severed from their personal ones. It’s a creepy idea, especially as it’s something Apple might consider whenever its top-secret product details leak out.

A teaser trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series starts the weirdness off.

Servant heads back to Apple TV+ for two more seasons of creepy fun

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‘Servant’ Season 2 debuted in January 2021 on Apple TV+.
Look forward to two more seasons of psychological thrills from “Servant” on Apple TV+.

The third season of Servant is now scheduled to premier on Apple TV+ in January. And the streaming service is so pleased with the horror (and sometimes darkly humorous) show it went ahead and committed to a fourth season.

A new trailer should whet fans appetites for the upcoming new season.