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Apple TV+ comes to Malaysia this 1 November!

Writer: Naseem Randhawa


An interesting slate of original programs are set to launch Apple TV+ this November.

Apple TV+, the much-talked about video subscription service from tech giant Apple, is set to launch in over 100 countries and regions this 1 November.

Priced at RM19.90 per month in Malaysia with a seven-day free trial, Apple TV+ will be available on the Apple TV App worldwide on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com/my.

Through the Family Sharing option, up to six family members will be able to share one Apple TV+ subscription.


With the launch will come a whole new slate of original shows featuring Hollywood A-listers that were teased since a few months back at Apple's special announcement event back in March 2019.

These are the original shows that will be available immediately upon Apple TV+'s launch this 1 November:

"See," an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.

"The Morning Show," a cutthroat drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starring Steve Carell, explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.

"Dickinson," a darkly comedic coming-of-age story with Hailey Steinfeld leading, explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.

"For All Mankind," a new series from Ronald D. Moore starring Joel Kinnaman, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America's hopes and dreams.

"Helpsters," a new children's series from the makers of "Sesame Street," stars Cody and a team of vibrant monsters who love to help solve problems. It all starts with a plan.

"Snoopy in Space," a new original from Peanuts Worldwide and DHX Media, takes viewers on a journey with Snoopy as he follows his dreams to become an astronaut. Together, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew take command of the International Space Station and explore the moon and beyond.

"Ghostwriter," a reinvention of the beloved original series, follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighbourhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.

"The Elephant Queen," an acclaimed documentary film and cinematic love letter to a species on the verge of extinction, follows a majestic matriarch elephant and her herd on an epic journey of life, loss and homecoming.

Oprah Winfrey joins the world's most compelling authors in conversation as she builds a vibrant, global book club community and other projects to connect with people around the world and share meaningful ways to create positive change.

The following months, Apple TV+ will be releasing these shows:

"Servant," a new psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan starring Rupert Grint, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

"Truth Be Told," a gripping new series starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul, explores America's obsession with true crime podcasts and navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.

"Little America," inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, brings to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America.

"The Banker," a feature film inspired by a true story, stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson as two African American entrepreneurs who try to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s and quietly provide housing loans to the African American community in Jim Crow Texas. Nia Long and Nicholas Hoult also star.

"Hala," a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.

Apple TV+ will also be available on the Apple TV app on select 2018, 2019 and newer Samsung smart TVs, and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.

Cinema Online, 11 September 2019


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