This week was full of news for Apple's video streaming service, Apple TV +. Back to the main information.
The Morning Show
The coronavirus affects even the studios of Apple. The shooting of the second season of the series The Morning Show was officially discontinued. This is to prevent the spread of the virus in the team, following a decision taken jointly by Media Res, studio of the series, and Apple. A break which should last two weeks.
The team says it is just a preventative measure and that no cases have been detected. A decision that is popular in several other studios, including the series Grey's Anatomy and Riverdale, suspended until further notice.
"After consultation with our partners at Apple, we concluded that it would be more prudent to take a two-week break to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the incredible team in charge of the series."said Michael Elleberg, founder and CEO of Media Res.
The future series Foundation, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Cycle, also suspended filming in Ireland. This largest audiovisual production program ever carried out in the country was forced to cancel its activities, following the restrictive measures announced by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. To cope with the coronavirus, the country has decided to ban all gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and more than 500 people outdoors.
Update Apple TV +, Netflix and Disney have suspended all of their ongoing filming.
Beastie Boys Story
On a lighter register, on the side of the documentary film Beastie Boys Story, the news is positive. Announced last January, this documentary returns to the career of the Beastie Boys, a New York hip-hop group, born in the 80s. The film will be released in theaters on April 2, in preview, in cinmasiMax. Tickets are already available in pre-sales.
Directed by Spike Jonze and produced by two members of the group, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, the documentary will then be broadcast on AppleTV + effective April 24.
The catalog of the Apple streaming service continues to grow and will soon include a new thrilling series with, the poster, Uma Thurman (Kill bill, pulp Fiction to recite nobody else but them).
In this adaptation of the series False Flag Created in 2015, the actress will play the role of a business woman whose son was kidnapped in New York. A situation which will take on a geopolitical dimension since a video of the kidnapping will direct suspicion towards four British citizens.
The cast will also include Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Noah Emmerich (The Walking Dead), Georgina Campbell (Black mirror) or Elizabeth Henstridge (Marvel: the agents of SHIELD). For the moment, no date of diffusion has been confirmed by Apple.
Finally, on the side of the new animation series from Apple, Central park, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) and Josh Gad will be giving voice to the characters in the program. The two actors had notably put their vocal cords at the service of characters from the Snow Queen.
Cartoon Creators Paw Sign Bob's Burgers, this animated musical features the Tillermans family who live, you guessed it, Central Park, in the heart of New York. The first three episodes of the first season should be released on May 29.
In the meantime, the programs already available continue to live. Amazing Stories, Fantastic Stories, has a new episode, the second of the five announced. The next ones should be posted weekly until April 3.