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Apple TV Plus unveils release dates for originals

Smartphone maker had rolled-out the streaming service in India at Rs 99/month in Nov 2019

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MUMBAI: Upping the ante in streaming and content services, Apple TV plus announced the premiere dates of its Originals including Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, which is a sci-fi anthology that is scheduled to be released on 6 March 2020, Variety said in its report.

The premium smartphone maker last year in November had rolled-out the streaming service in India at Rs 99 per month. It has planned programming of original shows and movies with prominent Hollywood/foreign filmmakers to create content.

Variety quoting Apple TV Plus’ head of development Matt Cherniss said: “Amazing Stories is a beloved show that has captured our imaginations, and we couldn’t be more excited to share its next thrilling iteration with a global audience of all ages on Apple TV Plus.”

Amazing Stories is a reimagining of the original series that was first telecasted in 1980. It’s produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television, along with Spielberg, Kitsis, Frank and among others as executive producer of the show.

Meanwhile, another series ‘Defending Jacob’ starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery will be released on April 24. It’s a fictional crime thriller plot based in the small town of Massachusetts. Similarly, another series Home Before Dark, a story about child journalists to premiere on April 3.

Apple last year in March unveiled its plan to come up with the streaming and content service to take on the two over-the-top giants, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. This series can be viewed on the recently purchased Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod free for one year.

In the non-fictional category, documentary series ‘Home’ that focuses on the world’s most innovative will be released on April 17. Apple TV plus to also broadcast a series from United Kingdom called Trying on May 1. The show is all about growing up settling down and finding someone to love.

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