Jennifer Aniston explains how #MeToo shaped her new Apple TV+ show

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The Morning Show was the first TV series Apple bought.
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Jennifer Aniston says production on Apple’s first TV show, The Morning Show, basically had to be completely rebooted once Matt Lauer got fired from Today.

The pilot for The Morning Show originally focused on the cutthroat world of morning TV. In a new interview, Jennifer Aniston explained that all of that had to be reshaped after the #MeToo movement took a head-on collision with one of the biggest male TV show hosts.

Apple taps Black Panther star as lead in basketball TV show

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Winston Duke speaks at Comic-Con International in 2017.
Winston Duke speaks at Comic-Con International in 2017.
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Swagger, the Apple TV+ series based on Kevin Durant’s experiences in youth basketball, finally found its lead actor. Winston Duke, most recognizable for his role as M’Baku in Marvel’s Black Panther movie, reportedly landed the top role in the show.

Swagger should start production later this month.

Official For All Mankind trailer gives biggest glimpse of spacey plot

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Imagine a world where the global space race never ended.
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The final trailer of For All Mankind gives us our clearest look yet at the plot of the alternate-history space-race TV show.

Apple TV+ is set to debut on November 1 with For All Mankind as one of its premiere shows. Previous trailers gave us a glimpse of the bad-guy Russians landing on the moon first — and the feminist angle with female astronaut candidates. Those two plot lines converge in the new trailer, which touched down on YouTube this morning. The new spot reveals President Richard Nixon’s decision to one-up the Russians by putting a woman on the moon first.

Watch the full thing here:

Fun new Dickinson trailer puts feminism front and center

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Coming November 1.
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Downton Abbey fans may have a great new costume drama to jump ship to thanks to Apple TV+. A new trailer for Apple’s upcoming TV show Dickinson gives us our best glimpse yet of the new series, which stars Haile Steinfeld as iconic poet Emily Dickinson.

The fight for women’s rights lands front and center in the lengthy new trailer. It shows just how “eccentric” Dickinson’s peers consider her ideas at the time.

Check it out:

Buy a new Apple device and you’ll get 1 year free Apple TV+

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Tim Cook does not think rivals are 'afraid' of Apple TV+
Tim Cook showing off some of the titles Apple TV+ will bring to users.
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Apple TV+ is coming to screens on November 1, with a surprisingly low price of just $4.99.

While only a few shows will be available on launch, more will be added every month. There’s also some great Apple TV+ pricing news for anyone thinking of buying a new Apple device in the future.

First Apple TV+ Dickinson trailer serves up costume drama with social issues

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Throw up those devil horns!
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Gender politics is on full display in Apple’s first trailer for Dickinson. The original Apple TV+ series offers a reimagining of the life of American poet Emily Dickinson.

With its hip 21st century take on a historical drama, Dickinson reminds me of Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie Marie Antoinette. Coming shortly after Apple’s #MeToo-era trailer for The Morning Show, it suggests that Apple TV+ will embrace social issues in a big way.

Apple’s The Morning Show costs more than Game of Thrones

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Apple is paying for top talent, like Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, to make The Morning Show a hit.
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Apple’s original series The Morning Show has yet to air a single episode and already, the show has made television history.

Apple TV+, the upcoming streaming service, is reportedly spending more money to produce a single episode of the morning news drama than HBO did for episodes during the epic final season of Game of Thrones.

That’s more than $15 million per episode.

Apple shows its ambitions with first trailer for The Morning Show

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The Morning Show, the first Apple TV+ show, is about the making of a show. The first trailer looks good!
The first Apple TV+ show is, err, about the making of a TV show.
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The first full trailer for The Morning Show makes Apple’s upcoming series look a lot more serious than the goofy onstage presentation at Cupertino’s March keynote let on.

The Apple TV+ show, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, looks very #MeToo-era. It could prove pretty darn interesting if it lives up to the trailer, which Apple released this morning.

Every Apple TV+ series and movie currently in the works [Updated]

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Apple TV+ may not have left it too late after all.
Monica Beletsky has also worked on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.
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The star-studded Apple TV+ lineup is starting to look like it could become a legitimate contender to Netflix and HBO. After going on a Hollywood spending spree in the last eight months, Apple appears poised to make a huge push into original content.

Thanks to its new worldwide video executive team, many of the Apple TV series in development actually look really promising and diverse. From Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to mysterious new sci-fi series See, Apple’s working on some shows everyone could enjoy.

Check out the full list of Apple TV+ series and movies currently in the pipeline.

Update: We’ve added all the shows we know about heading into Apple’s big March 25 event, where the company expected to finally unveil its TV streaming service.