Coming Soon to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has revealed the premiere dates of a raft of newcomers, including a spy series starring Gary Oldman.

Slow Horses (April 1) will debut with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly.

The six-part drama adapted from CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron’s first novel in the Slow Horses series follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House.

Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes.

Kristin Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Lowden and Olivia Cooke co-star.

Female-driven anthology series Roar (April 15) will debut with all eight episodes.

Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, the series is the first to be released under Roar creators and co-showrunners Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive’s (GLOW) overall deal with Apple TV+, and features an all-star cast, including Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo; Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart and Kara Hayward.

It offers an “insightful, poignant, and sometimes hilarious portrait” of what it means to be a woman using a unique blend of magical realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds.

Shining Girls (April 29) is a metaphysical thriller starring and executive produced by Elisabeth Moss.

It will premiere with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly.

Based on Lauren Beukes’ best-selling novel, Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault.

When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura), to uncover her attacker’s identity.

As they realise these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead.

Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman and Jamie Bell co-star.

They Call Me Magic (April 22) is a four-part documentary that takes “an illuminating, holistic look” into the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

With “unprecedented access”, it explores how he went from the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV, and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist.

S2 of RJ Cutler’s (Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry) unscripted series Dear… will premiere on March 4.

It will spotlight internationally recognised leaders, entertainers and athletes and how they have shaped culture and society through a collection of intimate letters from their fans.

By reading these letters, each influential figure learns how they have unknowingly impacted others and gain new insight into how their work has made a unique contribution to the global community.

The new season features an episode with the late André Leon Talley, the former Vogue creative director and journalist, who previously collaborated with Cutler on the acclaimed documentary The September Issue.

Additional conversations to premiere throughout the new season include:

  • Academy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and producer Viola Davis
  • Women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel laureate, and producer Malala Yousafzai
  • Two-time Academy Award-winning actor, producer, New York Times Best-Selling author, and activist Jane Fonda
  • Academy Award-nominated and Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay
  • Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter
  • SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominated actress Sandra Oh
  • Renowned Waterman Laird Hamilton
  • The NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer & Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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