Apple TV+ has revealed the trailer for Trying Season 2, the drama The Tragedy of Macbeth with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, and The Me You Can’t See.
TRYING SEASON 2
The second season of Apple’s critically-acclaimed comedy series Trying will debut globally Friday, May 21. The series, which was recently renewed for a third season, will premiere with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday, exclusively on Apple TV+.
In the eight-episode second season of Trying, Nikki (BAFTA nominee Esther Smith) and Jason (SAG nominee Rafe Spall) are continuing to navigate the adoption process.
Having been approved by the adoption panel they now find that matching with a child is not as straightforward as they had hoped. It seems like children are being snapped up by other couples while somehow they’re being left behind.
Helped by their eccentric social worker Penny (Imelda Staunton), they are determined to do everything they can. When Nikki meets a little girl called Princess at an adoption event she knows instantly that this is the child for them. But there are obstacles to Nikki’s plan that may prove insurmountable.
Returning cast members this season also includes Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary, W1A), Oliver Chris (Motherland, Four Weddings), Sian Brooke (Sherlock, Good Omens), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve, Luther) and Robyn Cara (Life, Ackley Bridge).
Trying is created, written and executive produced by Andy Wolton, directed and executive produced by Jim O’Hanlon (Catastrophe, Marvel’s The Punisher), produced by Sam Pinnell (Motherland, Derry Girls), co-produced by Tim Mannion and executive produced by Josh Cole. The series is produced by BBC Studios.
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Apple Original Films and A24 also announced they will partner on the release of drama The Tragedy of Macbeth, the latest film from Academy Award winner Joel Coen and starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
The film will be released in theaters worldwide later this year ahead of a global launch on Apple TV+.
The cast of The Tragedy of Macbeth also includes Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson.
The film reunites frequent Coen collaborators including Bruno Delbonnel as the cinematographer, Mary Zophres as costume designer and a score from Carter Burwell. In addition to directing, Coen produces the film alongside McDormand and Robert Graf.
THE ME YOU CAN’T SEE
The Me You Can’t See is a multi-part documentary series from co-creators and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, featuring illuminating stories that help lift the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well-being, will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+.
In The Me You Can’t See, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles.
Featuring high-profile guests, alongside a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues and addressing their emotional well-being, the series transcends culture, age, gender and socioeconomic status to destigmatize a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers who learn that they are not alone. The producers partnered with 14 accredited and respected experts and organizations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.
“Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty,” said Oprah Winfrey. “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”
“We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences. But our shared experience is that we are all human,” said Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. “The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss or grief, which feels – and is – very personal. Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty.”
Co-created and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, The Me You Can’t See is also executive produced by Harpo Productions’ Terry Wood and Catherine Cyr, along with RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, and Alex Browne serving as showrunner. It is directed and executive produced by Emmy Award and Spirit Award nominee Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army, John Lewis: Good Trouble), and Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award-winning Asif Kapadia (Amy). The series is produced by Jen Isaacson and Nell Constantinople.