Thursday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2023 Press Tour, Apple TV+ shared a glimpse at new and returning Apple Originals set to make their global debut in the months ahead. Some of the highlights included:
•“Hello Tomorrow!”: Synopsis: A new, 10-episode half-hour dramedy starring Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winner Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”) who also serves as an executive producer, and Directed by Jonathan Entwistle (“The End of the F***ing World”) and set in a retro-future world, “Hello Tomorrow!” centers around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Crudup stars as Jack, a salesman of great talent and ambition, whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his coworkers, revitalizes his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him. “Hello Tomorrow!” is co-created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen. Stephen Falk (“You’re the Worst”), Jonathan Entwistle (“The End of the F***ing World”), Bhalla and Jansen serve as executive producers alongside Crudup. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein serve as executive producers for Mortal Media.
Starring: Billy Crudup, Nicholas Podany, Haneefah Wood, Hank Azaria, Dewshane Williams, Alison Pill
Written by: Lucas Jansen, Amit Bhalla, Olivia Milch, Wes Brown, Jiehae Park, Stephen Falk, Hannah Sekendary,
Executive produced by: Amit Bhalla, Lucas Jansen, Stephen Falk, Ryan Kalil, Noah Weinstein, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Entwistle
Directed by: Jonathan Entwistle, Ryan McFaul, Stacie Passon
“Truth Be Told” key art courtesy of EPK.TV.
•“Truth Be Told” season three: Synopsis: Gabrielle Union will star alongside Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer in the third season of the NAACP Image Award-winning anthology drama series “Truth Be Told.” Descending into the world of true-crime podcasts, “Truth Be Told” stars Spencer as podcaster Poppy Scoville, who risks everything – including her life – to pursue truth and justice. Based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, the series provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.
The upcoming season will see Poppy focus on a new case with Union starring as Eva, an outspoken high school principal who becomes embroiled in a problematic incident. “Truth Be Told” is created and executive produced by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, and the third season of the drama is helmed by showrunner Maisha Closson (“Claws,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), who also serves as executive producer. In addition to starring, Spencer serves as executive producer.
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Gabrielle Union, Mekhi Phifer, David Lyons, Ron Cephas Jones, Merle Dandridge, Katherine LaNasa, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Mychala Lee, Tami Roman, Ricardo Chavira
Written by: Maisha Closson, Jamie Rosengard, Henry "Hank" Jones, Rebecca Dameron, Darla Lansu Campbell, Michael Kastelein, Lisa Michelle Payton, Jamie Rosengard, Madeleine Pron, Janelle Malak, Maisha Closson, Matt Montoya
Executive produced by: Maisha Closson, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Directed by: Mikkel Nørgaard, Billie Woodruff, Alrick Riley, Fred Toye, Millicent Shelton
•“The Last Thing He Told Me”: Synopsis: “The Last Thing He Told Me” is a gripping limited series based on the acclaimed, No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel by Laura Dave, and Reese's Book Club pick, and starring and executive produced by Jennifer Garner. Created and adapted by Laura Dave, alongside series co-creator and Academy Award-winner Josh Singer (“Spotlight”), "The Last Thing He Told Me” follows Hannah (played by Garner), a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (played by Rice) while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler, Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Written by: Josh Singer, Laura Dave, Jamie Rosengard, Harris Danow, Isaac Gomez, Eric Tavera, Allegra Caldera
Executive produced by: Josh Singer, Laura Dave, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Livi Newman, Meeri Howard
Directed by: Olivia Newman, Deniz Erguven, Daisy Meyer, Lila Neugebauer
“Extrapolations”: Synopsis: “Extrapolations” is a new, star-studded anthology series from writer, director and executive producer Scott Z. Burns (“Contagion,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Report”) that tells intimate, unanticipated stories of how climate change can affect our planet as well as love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale. Told over a season of eight interconnected episodes, each story in the scripted series will track the worldwide battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century.
Starring: Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Kit Harington, Tahar Rahim, Meryl Streep, Indira Varma, Edward Norton, Gaz Choudhry, Adarsh Gourav, Gemma Chan, Devika Bhise, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire, Hari Nef, Eiza González, Forest Whitaker, Anna Deavere Smith, David Schwimmer
Written by: Scott Z. Burns, Ruby Rae Spiegel, Dorothy Fortenberry, Dave Eggers, Rajiv Joseph, Sarah Nolen, Bess Wohl, Diane Ademu-John
Executive produced by: Scott Z. Burns, Michael Ellenberg, Gregory Jacobs, Dorothy Fortenberry
Directed by: Scott Z. Burns, Greg Jacobs, Ellen Kuras, Richie Mehta, Nicole Holofcener