Apple TV+ rules from a mighty throne of the digital streaming landscape. Launched in 2019, the service runs for $5/month and is available across a wide array of hardware, from TVs to dedicated streaming devices. Best of all, if you’re in the market for new Apple hardware, the company tends to offer free subscriptions for many new Apple device purchases. Apple TV+ offers an amazing curation of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and a number of Apple exclusives, many with big-name talents attached. If you’re finding it hard to keep up with the latest and greatest on the streamer, we’ve put together this roundup to highlight what’s new on Apple TV+, as well as what you can look forward to in the future.
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Our top picks for July
On a backpacking trip, Melissa and Josh (Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key) happen upon the seemingly idyllic town of Schmigadoon, an enchanted hamlet where everyone sings and dances. The only catch: Melissa and Josh are not allowed to leave the town until they find true love. While the couple thought they shared elevated endearment with one another, they’ll soon realize that unbound love can take many forms. A parody of 1940s stage musicals like Oklahoma and South Pacific, Schmigadoon! will have us tapping our toes and picking daisies on July 16.
Already renewed for its third season back in October 2020, the second leg of Ted Lasso has been a long time coming. That all changes on July 23, with Jason Sudeikis returning as the titular coach of the AFC Richmond soccer team. Continuing the formula of the first series, Ted will do everything in his power to keep up the spirits of his many players, even as his own personal life is slowly deteriorating. A feel-good hit empowered by the irresistible charisma of Sudeikis, new episodes will air weekly and run through early October.
In this six-part music documentary series, music producer Mark Ronson sits down with music legends like Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, and T-Pain to discuss the nitty-gritty sonic underpinnings of their most acclaimed music, tracing a line of musical evolution across a span of decades and genres. Look forward to this musical adventure hitting Apple TV+ on July 30.
- Ted Lasso (season 2)
- Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson
Our top picks from June
We’ve been eagerly awaiting this Rose Byrne-led miniseries for several months. Physical follows the daily grind of Sheila Rubin, a housewife in 1980s San Diego. Constantly battered by an inner voice that grants her no reprieve, Sheila finds solace and power in the world of aerobics. The half-hour dramedy series was created by Annie Weisman, and the first three episodes hit Apple TV+ on June 18, with additional episodes added on a weekly basis.
Premiering June 4, Lisey’s Story is a miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Starring Julianne Moore as the titular character, Lisey begins to experience an increasingly terrifying series of events centered on the memory of her late husband, Scott Landomn (Clive Owen). As the evildoers start closing in, the widow must fight for her life while revisiting her spouse’s dark past. Best of all, each of the eight episodes of Lisey’s Story will be penned by Stephen King himself.
Hilde Lisko (Brooklynn Prince), a young reporter, is called back to the town of Erie Harbor in the wake of a massive explosion at a local farm. With a mysterious disease and a trail of dead birds piling up, Hilde must expose the many hidden truths of the once-idyllic community before an evil corporation spells the end for all denizens. Home Before Dark returns to Apple TV+ for its second 10-episode season on June 11, with new episodes dropping every week through mid-August.
There’s plenty ahead for Apple TV+. Subscribers can expect a second season from The Morning Show (September 17), the second season of the Jason Momoa-led series See (August 27), and the Joseph Gordon Levitt dramatic series Mr. Corman (August 6). We’re also pumped for Jon Stewart’s return to our TV screens with the newly-announced The Problem with Jon Stewart, a one-hour current affairs program hosted by Stewart and premiering in September.
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