What’s new on Apple TV+

Looking for a new streaming platform to fill your evenings with? Apple TV+ is a force to be reckoned with. A treasure trove of high-quality movies, TV shows, documentaries, and platform exclusives, this once-up-and-coming streamer now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of media titans like Netflix and Hulu (at least in our opinion). Plus, the $5.99/month price point is hard to beat.

If you’re wondering whether or not you should subscribe, or you already have an Apple TV+ membership and you want to know what’s coming soon, we’ve put together this guide to highlight all of the latest Apple TV+ titles to hit the platform, as well as what’s on the way.

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Our top picks for October

The Velvet Underground

From director Todd Haynes, The Velvet Underground is a deep-dive documentary into the prolific rise of the New York City experimental rock band, The Velvet Underground. Produced in collaboration with the band’s two surviving members, John Cale and Maureen Tucker, the doc unpacks the band’s kaleidoscopic career from its inception in 1964, its Warhol era, and beyond, combining archival footage, newly unveiled live performance videos, and talking heads from prominent movers and shakers. The result is a richly weaved narrative of how a rotating lineup of talented musicians changed the world with their sound. The film lands on Apple TV+ on October 15.

Invasion

Created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil, Invasion explores a globalized vantage, placing viewers in the shoes of multiple eyewitnesses the world over as a colony of extraterrestrials begins descending on Earth. A production troubled by the coronavirus, Invasion was shot across several countries, including the U.S., England, Morocco, and Japan. The first three episodes will premiere on October 22, with the remaining seven episodes dropping each week.

Get Rolling With Otis

Based on the book series of the same name by Loren Long, Get Rolling With Otis follows Otis, a tractor with a heart of gold. Taking place on the Long Hill Dairy Farm, the series follows the titular tractor as he does everything he can to help his many friends across the bucolic wonderland. The series premieres on October 8.

Everything new on Apple TV+ in October

October 8

  • Acapulco
  • Get Rolling with Otis (season 1)

October 15

  • The Velvet Underground
  • Puppy Place

October 22

  • Invasion (season 1)

October 29

  • Swagger 

Our top picks from September

Come From Away

Apple TV+ is heading for the stage with this filmed version of the Tony award-winning musical Come From Away. Starring a number of players from the original Broadway production, Come From Away is the story of 7,000 stranded travelers at a Newfoundland airport, their respective transits redirected in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the original writers of the play, are onboard the Apple TV+ rendition as executive producers, with the show hitting the platform on September 10.

Foundation

Premiering September 24, David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) are the brains behind the Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s book series of the same name. Following a band of interstellar ex-communicates that must band together to restore humanity after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Jared Harris stars as Hari Seldon, a mathematics professor that develops a formula to predict the fall of civilization and to shorten the amount of time it will take to rebuild. The cast also includes Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, and Leah Harvey.

The Problem With Jon Stewart

Dropping September 30, The Problem with Jon Stewart finds the renowned Daily Show alum returning to TV screens with an all-new current affairs forum. Each episode is set to focus on a current hot-button national topic. Apple claims that the show is scheduled to run for several seasons, with new episodes premiering every other week, alongside a companion podcast. Welcome back, Mr. Stewart. Here’s hoping for many moments of zen.

Looking ahead on Apple TV+

There’s plenty to come for Apple TV+, as the above fall 2021 trailer will illustrate. What are we most excited about? For starters, there’s the upcoming Tom Hanks vehicle called Finch (premieres November 5) about an apocalyptic survivor, his dog, and an android that Hanks fashions to care for his pooch when he kicks the can.

Fans of Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell can also look forward to The Shrink Next Door (November 12), an eight-part limited series and adaptation of the popular podcast about a psychiatrist (Rudd) that slowly weaves his way into the life of his patient (Ferrell).

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