Coming Soon to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will stream the eight-part dark comedy High Desert from May 17.

It will open with a triple-episode premiere, with new half-hour eps landing weekly.

High Desert follows Peggy (Patricia Arquette) as an on-again-off-again addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.

Matt Dillon, Christine Taylor, Weruche Opia, Brad Garrett, Bernadette Peters, Rupert Friend and Keir O’Donnell co-star; Jay Roach directs and Ben Stiller is an executive producer.

The series, which was created and written by Nurse Jackie’s Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe, and Miss Congeniality’s Katie Ford, reunites Stiller with Arquette following SeveranceEscape at Dannemora and Flirting with Disaster.

Stiller and Roach previously worked together on the Meet the Parents trilogy.

Also coming soon to Apple TV+ are Earth Day duo Jane (April 14) and Big Beast (April 21), new seasons of Harriet the Spy (May 5), Stillwater (May 19), Prehistoric Planet (May 22) and The Afterparty (July 12) and:

The Last Thing He Told Me (April 14): Jennifer Garner plays a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angouirie Rice) to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

Drops of God (April 21): Eight-episode multi-lingual French drama set in the world of gastronomy and fine wines, where the estranged daughter of an emblematic figure in oenology inherits his extraordinary wine collection. But to claim her father’s empire she must compete with a brilliant young oenologist — even though she knows nothing about wine and has never drunk a single drop.

Ghosted (April 21): Romantic-action movie starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas as a fledgling couple whose second date winds up an an international adventure to save the world because she turns out to be a spy. Adrian Brody, Mike Moh, Amy Sedaris, Tim Blake Nelson and Tate Donovan co-star.

Frog and Toad (April 28): New family ‘toon about two friends who are very different, based on the award-winning four-book series by Arnold Lobel.

Silo (May 5): Graham (Justified) Yost’s 10-episode adaptation of Hugh Howey’s trilogy of dystopian novels about the last 10,000 people on earth and their mile-deep home that protects them from the toxic and deadly world outside. Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Harriet Walter, Chinaza Uche, Avi Nash, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones and Tim Robbins star.

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (May 12): The Sundance Film Festival selection recounts Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words, from the Canadian army base undersized kid who became a 1980s superstar to the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease.

City on Fire (May 12): An investigation into an NYU student who is shot in Central Park on 4 July 2003 reveals her to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.

Platonic (May 24): 10-episode comedy series about a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who reconnect after a long rift. The duo’s friendship becomes all consuming—and destabilises their lives in a hilarious way. Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo and Andrew Lopez co-star.

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5 Responses to “Coming Soon to Apple TV+”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    April 11, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Any idea when For All Mankind season 4 will start, Philip??

  2. Afraid not, Paul W. Speculation is it will launch late this year.

  3. Thanx Phillip. Interesting site.

  4. Yes, it’s well worth checking out, a lively mix of fan zone and insider baseball content.

  5. It’s a big news day on Thursday with news about the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service. I wonder if we will hear any news for New Zealand, it’s been so quiet 🤔

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