• Apple TV+ to Bring Back ‘Fraggle Rock’ With Free Mini-Episodes – Watch Teaser Here (Video)
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    Apple TV+ to Bring Back ‘Fraggle Rock’ With Free Mini-Episodes – Watch Teaser Here (Video)

    Apple TV+ is bringing back The Fraggles with a new collection of free mini-episodes called “Fraggle Rock: Rock On.”Produced by the Jim Henson Company, which was behind the original 1980s puppet-series, the new episodes were shot on iPhones 11s at the homes of the artists and production crew members in accordance with the COVID-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines.Apple is streaming the new series for free around the world for those with an Apple ID. It premieres today with the first episode, called “Shine On,” and will be followed by another new episode every Tuesday. Watch on tv.apple.com or in the Apple TV app.Also Read: Annapurna Lays Off 'Modest' Number of Staff Including CFO James PongFans of the original series can look forward to the return of beloved characters like Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Traveling Matt, who will all come together again to show viewers that we are all connected through friendship.“While the Fraggles might be in different parts of the Fraggle Rock caves, they can still find ways to have fun together, with music, silliness, special guests, and of course the help of devices created by the industrious Doozers – lovingly called the Doozertubes!” reads Apple’s description. “In the first mini-episode entitled “Shine On,” now streaming on Apple TV+, new Doozertubes are delivered to the Fraggles’ caves, allowing them to come together for a favorite song ‘Shine On, Shine On Me.'”“Fraggle Rock: Rock On” is produced by The Jim Henson Company, with Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia serving as executive producers.Other children’s series on Apple TV+ include Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters” and “Ghostwriter,” and from the Peanuts franchise, “Snoopy in Space.”Watch the trailer above.“Fraggle Rock: Rock On” premieres Tuesday, April 21 on Apple TV+.Read original story Apple TV+ to Bring Back ‘Fraggle Rock’ With Free Mini-Episodes – Watch Teaser Here (Video) At TheWrap

  • Watch the first trailer for Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys documentary
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    Watch the first trailer for Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys documentary

    Beastie Boys Story is set to premiere on Apple’s new streaming service this April.

  • Uma Thurman to Star in Apple TV+ Thriller Series ‘Suspicion’
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    Uma Thurman to Star in Apple TV+ Thriller Series ‘Suspicion’

    Apple TV+ has ordered Uma Thurman-led thriller “Suspicion” to series, the streaming service announced Wednesday.The drama is described as “a high-paced thriller about the kidnapping of the son of a prominent American businesswoman,” played by Thurman. “Twenty-one year-old Leo’s abduction from a large, upmarket hotel in central New York is captured on video and goes viral. Swiftly, four British citizens staying at the hotel become the prime suspects. But are they guilty of anymore than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?”Along with the “Kill Bill” and “Pulp Fiction” star, the “Suspicion” cast includes Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”), Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), Georgina Campbell (“Black Mirror”), Elyes Gabel (“Scorpion”), Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Edward Bluemel (“Killing Eve”) and Angel Coulby (“Dancing On The Edge”).Also Read: Apple's 'Central Park' Trailer: Stanley Tucci Wants to Pave Over the Whole Damn Park (Video)“Suspicion” is a remake of the Israeli drama “False Flag” from Keshet Broadcasting, which was created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman.Rob Williams will serve as showrunner on the thriller, which is directed by Chris Long. Williams and Long will executive produce “Suspicion” alongside Howard Burch for Keshet Productions, Avi Nir for Keshet Media Group, Anna Winger (“Deutschland 83 & 86”) and Liat Benasuly (“Fauda”). Darin McLeod is a producer.The series will be produced out of the U.K. by Keshet Productions, Keshet International’s U.K. production arm. The show is one of several upcoming international projects at Apple, including “Trying,” “Slow Horses,” “Masters of the Air” and “Pachinko.”Deadline first reported the news.Read original story Uma Thurman to Star in Apple TV+ Thriller Series ‘Suspicion’ At TheWrap

  • M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’
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    M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’

    M. Night Shyamalan and Apple have been sued by a female director for copyright infringement over their Apple TV+ show “Servant,” which the plaintiff claims stole its premise from her 2013 film and rewrote it through a male gaze.Created by Tony Basgallop with Shyamalan as an executive producer, “Servant” follows a couple that has formed an emotional bond with a doll created to resemble their dead infant daughter and the nanny the couple hired to take care of it. Basgallop is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, as are the rest of the show’s executive producers and the show’s production studios, including Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.Also Read: Why 'Hustlers' Real-life Stripper Has Uphill Battle in Lawsuit Against STX, Jennifer LopezPlaintiff Francesca Gregorini accuses the producers of “Servant” of stealing from her 2013 film “The Truth About Emanuel,” which also follows a grieving mother who bonds with a doll after the death of her infant child. Also like “Servant,” the film features a nanny who is hired to take care of that doll and begins to form her own emotional attachment to it.The lawsuit describes the list of similarities between “The Truth About Emanuel” and “Servant” as one that ranges “from shared grand themes and character arcs, to identical granular details.” But the lawsuit also highlights differences, including how the events of the plot are “sometimes seen through the eyes of two men — who watch and comment on the women’s ‘insanity’ while pounding tequila shots and pondering whether the nanny is ‘f—able.'”Also Read: CNN Settles Defamation Lawsuit With Covington Student Nicholas Sandmann“Gender injustice in Hollywood is not a formal part of Ms. Gregorini’s claim, which stands on its own under the basic principles of copyright law. But it is certainly part of the broader picture of Defendants’ misappropriation of ‘Emanuel,'” argues the lawsuit. “While Hollywood’s patriarchal system sometimes manifests in explicit and raw ways, it can also operate more subtly, as it has here. But the injury to women deserving of equality is no less grievous.”Apple, which has renewed “Servant” for a second season, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. Read original story M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’ At TheWrap

  • Patricia Arquette to Star in Apple TV+ Drama ‘Severance’ Opposite Adam Scott
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    Patricia Arquette to Star in Apple TV+ Drama ‘Severance’ Opposite Adam Scott

    Patricia Arquette has joined the cast of Ben Stiller’s Apple TV+ drama “Severance,” the streaming service said Monday.She’ll star and executive produce the workplace thriller alongside “Big Little Lies” alum Adam Scott. Ben Stiller is director and executive producer.The project reunites Arquette and Stiller after previously collaborating on the Showtime limited series “Escape at Dannemora,” for which Arquette earned an Emmy nomination and a win at the 2019 Golden Globes.Also Read: HBO Ex-CEO Richard Plepler Signs 5-Year Apple TV+ Production DealFrom writer Dan Erickson, “Severance” centers on Lumen Industries, a fictional company “that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level,” according to Apple. Adam Scott will star as Mark, an employee with a dark past trying to put himself back together. Arquette will play his boss.The project hails from Endeavor Content, the studio behind fellow Apple TV+ dramas “See” and the soon-to-premiere “Truth Be Told.”Executive producers on the series include Chris Black and Dan Erickson, and Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn of Red Hour Productions. Adam Scott will serve as a producer alongside Arquette.Deadline first reported the news.Read original story Patricia Arquette to Star in Apple TV+ Drama ‘Severance’ Opposite Adam Scott At TheWrap