Helpsters (New Episodes April 3)
Helpsters is a new live-action pre-school series from the makers of Sesame Street. Cody and the Helpsters are a team of vibrant monsters who love to solve problems. Whether it’s planning a party, climbing a mountain or mastering a magic trick, the Helpsters can figure anything out – because everything starts with a plan.
Home Before Dark (April 3)
Home Before Dark is a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak. Directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, the series will premiere its first three episodes Friday, April 3 exclusively on Apple TV+, and new episodes will premiere weekly thereafter every Friday.
Home Before Dark follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Home Before Dark stars Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Adrian Hough, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Joelle Carter. The series is created and executive produced by showrunners Dana Fox and Dara Resnik.
The show is written and executive produced by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, and executive produced by Joy Gorman Wettels, Rosemary Rodriguez and Sharlene Martin. It is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
In celebration of Earth Day, Here We Are will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 17. Lending their voices to the animated Earth Day short film are Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Meryl Streep, Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Chris O’Dowd (Girls, State of the Union), SAG Award nominee and Critics’ Choice Award-winning Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder) and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga (Loving, Ad Astra).
This captivating animated film, based on the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and 2017’s No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year, follows a precocious 7-year-old (voiced by Tremblay) who, over the course of Earth Day, learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents (voiced by O’Dowd and Negga) — and from a mysterious exhibit at the aptly titled Museum of Everything. The insightful and poignant short film is narrated by Streep.
From the multi-BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated independent animation studio, Studio AKA, the 36-minute film is written by BAFTA Award-winning Philip Hunt (Ah Pook Is Here, Lost and Found) and Academy Award-winning Luke Matheny (God of Love, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Ghostwriter).
The short was directed by Hunt and executive produced by Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning Sue Goffe (A Morning Stroll, Varmints, Lost and Found, Hey Duggee), Hunt and renowned author Oliver Jeffers (Here We Are, Lost and Found, The Day the Crayons Quit). Alex Somers (How to Train Your Dragon, Captain Fantastic) is the music composer.
Trying, Apple’s first original series from the UK, will premiere Friday, May 1 around the world. In the series, all Jason and Nikki want is a baby, but it’s the one thing they just can’t have.
Starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, Trying is a new comedy series about growing up, settling down and finding someone to love. BAFTA Award winner Imelda Staunton also stars. The series, featuring eight half-hour episodes, hails from BBC Studios and is written by Andy Wolton.