Apple TV+ has signed 'Make or Break' Surfacing Docuseries to a second season prior to it's Season 1 Debut on April 29 & much more
Report Updated 10:24 am PST: New Apple TV+ report added on "The Last Thing He Told Me" (Click on image to Greatly Enlarge)
A number of Apple TV+ news stories have broken this morning, starting with Apple renewing the surfer docuseries "Make or Break" for a second season ahead of it season 1 premier on April 29.
The first season follows the 2021 competition, navigating as the league responds to the global pandemic, while exploring the surfing culture along with issues including diversity, mental health, and the physical impact of the sport.
According to Deadline, production has already started on the current competition season for season two. You could also read the Apple TV+ press release here.
‘The Last Thing He Told Me’
Another report states that "Angourie Rice (Spider-Man, Mare of Easttown) will star opposite Jennifer Garner in Apple’s The Last Thing He Told Me, based on Laura Dave’s best-selling novel of the same name. Rice portrays Bailey, the stepdaughter of Garner’s character Hannah.
Created and adapted by Dave alongside series co-creator and Academy Award-winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), The Last Thing He Told Me follows Hannah (Garner), a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.
The Last Thing He Told Me is produced for Apple by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, who optioned the book from Dave, and 20th Television. It will be executive produced by Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, as well as Dave and Singer." For more read the full Deadline report.
Severance Season 2 Announced
The second announcement today is that Apple has renewed "Severance' for season 2. The news arrives ahead of the epic season one finale, which makes its highly anticipated release this Friday, April 8, on Apple TV+.
Ben Stiller stated that "It’s really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show — and the level of fan engagement. It has been a long road bringing ‘Severance' to television. I first read Dan’s pilot over five years ago. It has always been a multi-season story, and I’m really happy we get to continue it. I’m grateful to our partners at Apple TV+ who have been behind it the whole way. Praise Keir!" For more, read the full Apple TV press release.
Some Apple TV+ shows I like and some I don't, and Severance is close to the top of those I just couldn't get into. If you love the show, tell us why in our comment section below.
Brain d'Arcy James joins 2 Apple TV+ Projects
According to a new Deadline report ,Brian d'Arcy James is working double duty over at Apple TV+. James is set to appear in the Anne Hathaway-Marisa Tomei-Peter Dinklage-Matthew Broderick romantic comedy She Came to Me, as well as a recurring role in the Apple Original series Dear Edward.
The Rebecca Miller directed and written She Came to Me is a multi-generational story set in New York. The movie follows a composer suffering from writer’s block who rediscovers his passion after an adventurous one-night stand, a couple of gifted teenagers who fight to prove to the parents that their young love is something that can last forever, and a woman who seemingly has it all for whom love arrives in the most unexpected places. d’Arcy James plays Trey in the movie, an attorney who is the father to one of the teenagers.
In the Jason Katims’ Apple series Dear Edward, d’Arcy James plays the father of the title character, Edward. The series is based on the book of the same name by Ann Napolitano and tells the story of Edward Adler (O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family. As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances, and communities are formed.
'Magic' Johnson in Depth Variety Interview
And lastly, Magic Johnson, who will be appearing in Apple TV+ docuseries "The Call Me Magic" premiering on April 29, sat down with Variety for a long interview. If you're a fan of Magic Johnson, then check out the interview here. Below is a Variety peek at their story.
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