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It was a Big Week for Apple TV+ announcing new Series and new Cast Members being added to upcoming Series

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There was a lot of Apple TV+ news this week. The latest news reveals that in a competitive situation with multiple bidders, Apple has landed 'The Big Door Prize,' a half-hour comedy based on M.O. Walsh’s bestselling novel, with a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The project hails from Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer/executive producer David West Read, Skydance Television and Parasite producer CJ ENM/Studio Dragon.


The Big Door Prize tells a story about the residents of a small town called Deerfield, who one day discover a magical, destiny-predicting machine in their grocery store.


Deadline further reported that "The Big Door Prize marks the second Apple original series from Skydance Television, joining the upcoming high-profile drama series Foundation, starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace, which is based on Isaac Asimov’s iconic sci-fi novel trilogy. It’s slated to debut globally on Apple TV+ in the fall."


Yesterday Patently Apple covered a report titled "Apple names the Cast Members joining the Bilingual Thriller Series coming to Apple TV+ Titled 'Now and Then.'


On Thursday Patently Apple covered the new trailer for 'Lisey's Story' with Stephen King providing the narrative.


As a follow-up, there was a review of Lisey's Story by Variety's writer Danielle Turchiano on Friday who added comments from Stephen King from her brief on phone interview. If this Apple TV+ series that airs next Friday is of interest to you, then you might enjoy the insights that King provides.


New 'Physical' Series Trailer


On Thursday, Apple TV+ also released a longer trailer for their upcoming series titled 'Physical' starring Rose Bryne playing Sheila Rubin. The story is about a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego, who, behind closed doors, battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.


Michiel Huisman joins the cast of 'Echo 3'


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On Wednesday it was revealed that Michiel Huisman, who recently played in HBO Max series 'The Flight Attendant,' has been tapped to star alongside Luke Evans in Apple’s Echo 3 action-thriller drama series from Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) and Keshet Studios.


Echo 3 is set in South America and follows Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, who is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband — two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts — struggle to find her in a layered, personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war. Huisman will play Prince, a member of the “Echo 3” team and Amber’s husband.


According to Deadline, the 10-part series is based on the award-winning Keshet Broadcasting series When Heroes Fly, created by Omri Givon and inspired by the eponymous novel by Amir Gutfreund. Given a straight-to-series order by Apple last July, Echo 3 will be shot with English and Spanish dialogue.


On Wednesday Patently Apple also posted a report titled "Oprah & Prince Harry to host a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in a new Town Hall Conversation airing Friday on Apple TV+."


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Lastly, on Monday, Patently Apple covered a report titled " An 8-Part Thriller Series Titled "The Shining Girls" is coming to Apple TV+ Starring Elisabeth Moss.


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