Apple TV January News

Apple TV January News

Acapulco Renews

Apple TV+’s comedy Acapulco season 2 ended on a cliffhanger. It seems the show could have left viewers that way permanently with such a long delay on any renewal. Faithful viewers have been rewarded. Apple TV+ has renewed Acapulco for season three. Fans of the show speculate that Eugenio Derbez is on the mend from his arm injury and that filming will begin soon.

Shrinking with Harrison Ford Bonus Drops

Shrinking is a comedy featuring Jason Segel as an all-too-honest therapist from the same team that created Ted Lasso.  Early reviews of Shrinking are lukewarm, but there’s still anticipation among fans to see Harrison Ford in a comedy. The good news is that there will be two episodes dropping when it premiers on January 27th. It’s not just the audience who are hyped about Harrison Ford participating in a comedy. Co-producer Brett Goldstein had this to say about Ford’s comedic chops. 

“He’s so funny. We knew that. We instinctively knew how funny he was. He’s really generous and lovely. And the fact that he’s in this ensemble show as part of the ensemble and how he kind of disappears into the part, it’s amazing.”

New episodes of Shrinking will be released weekly with a total of ten episodes. 

Steven Curry Documentary Bridges Two Narratives

Pro basketball player Steven Curry has a new Apple TV+ documentary. It’s meant to showcase many fine attributes of his that led to his success in the NBA. It begins and ends with Hall-of-Fame NBA player Reggie Miller narrating two completely different opinions on Curry. It begins with Miller reading a blistering scouting report on Curry, and ends with Miller praising Curry’s impact on the NBA. This all appears to be your typical hero’s journey narrative. It’s not. Underrated covers Curry’s formative past and the present, starting with the 2021-22 NBA season. Both narratives are bridged by Curry finishing his school degree in 2022. Watch Underrated if you are looking for a more personal experience about Curry and less on basketball. 

Sharper Trailer

Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, John Lithgow, Justice Smith, and Briana Middleton star in Sharper, a psychological thriller in select theaters on February 10 and streaming on February 17 on Apple TV+.

No one is who they seem in Sharper, a neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies set amongst New York City’s bedrooms, barrooms, and boardrooms. Characters compete for riches and power in a high-stakes game of ambition, greed, lust, and jealousy that will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.

Hailing from Apple Original Films and A24, Sharper is directed by Benjamin Caron and features a star-studded ensemble cast led by Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, newcomer Briana Middleton, and John Lithgow. The film is produced by Jessica Switch and Erik Feig of Picturestart, along with Julianne Moore, Bart Freundlich, Brian Gatewood, and Alessandro Tanaka, and written by Gatewood and Tanaka. Julia Hammer and Amy Herman serve as executive producers.

Ted Lasso will return for Season 3 sometime in Spring 2023

Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance. The world of Emancipation is rooted in reality and grit; from the cinematography to the wardrobe, every minute detail was taken into account to ensure an accurate portrayal of the time period. Emancipation is streaming now on Apple TV+.
Emancipation is directed by Antoine Fuqua, from a script by William N. Collage. Will Smith and Jon Mone produce the Apple Original Film through Westbrook Studios, Joey McFarland though McFarland Entertainment and Todd Black through Escape Artists. Chris Brigham, Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner and Scott Greenberg are executive producing.

The Servant‘s Final Season

M. Night Shyamalan’s, The Servant on Apple TV enters its fourth and final season on January 13th. Many will tune in to satisfy their curiosity to learn if The Servant will end with another infamous Shyamalan twist. 

Outside of the story itself, The Servant has been the subject of controversy over copyright infringement. In early 2020 Francesca Gregorini levied a copyright infringement case alleging Apple, M. Night Shyamalan, and Blinding Edge Pictures stole from her 2013 film, The Truth About Emanuel. Both stories feature parents who after losing a child enter a dark world involving replacing the lost child with a doll. The case was originally thrown out in 2020 when it was ruled not to show similar enough story elements. It was revived in 2022 after a 9th Circuit court appeal reinstated it. Will the showrunners end The Servant in a way to insulate themselves in the court case or will any form of Shamyalan plot twist be enough to satisfy all interested parties?

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