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Apple Developing New TV Show Based on Bestselling Novel 'Pachinko'

Apple has secured the rights to create a new TV series based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling 2017 novel “Pachinko,” reports Variety. “Pachinko,” a National Book Award finalist, chronicles the lives of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they migrate to and establish a life in Japan. The story begins in 1911 …

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Apple Offering Pilot of Hulu's 'Castle Rock' Stephen King Series for Free in TV App

Apple is letting anyone in the United States with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV watch the pilot episode of Hulu’s new series Castle Rock for free through its TV app. The episode is available now for users in the U.S., and it will live in Apple’s TV app for two weeks (via Engadget). This …

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Game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa Scores Lead Role in Apple's 'See' Futuristic Drama Series

“Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in the well-known HBO series, has been cast in the lead role in Apple’s upcoming futuristic drama series “See,” reports Variety. “See” has been described as an epic world-building drama set in the future, with little additional information available on the series at this time. …

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Third Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the second beta and a month after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 12 developer beta can be …

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Apple Plans English-Language Adaptation of French Show 'Calls'

In the latest piece of news surrounding Apple’s original television content plans, the company has given a series order to an adaptation of the French series “Calls,” which aired in France beginning in 2017 (via Variety). Created by Timothée Hochet, “Calls” is described as a short-form series that tells stories via snippets of audio taken …

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Westworld's James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Upcoming Carpool Karaoke Episode

Apple today announced that this Friday’s episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” will feature James Marsden (Teddy) and Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), two of the main characters in HBO’s popular “Westworld” series. A trailer for the new episode was shared on YouTube, depicting the duo singing songs like “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette and an improvised …

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Apple to Develop Kids Programming in Partnership With Sesame Workshop

Apple is partnering up with Sesame Workshop to create a range of programming for children, reports Variety. The partnership was established by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who have been heading up Apple’s video efforts. Sesame Workshop is a non-profit organization that develops educational children’s programs such as “Sesame Street,” a popular, well-known, long-running …

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first tvOS 11.4.1 beta and two weeks after releasing tvOS 11.4, an update that introduced support for AirPlay 2. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.4.1 developer …

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Apple Inks Deal for Emily Dickinson Series Starring Hailee Steinfeld

Apple’s latest original television series is a half-hour show about the life of poet Emily Dickinson, which is set to star Hailee Steinfeld, reports Variety. Apple recently gave a straight-to-series order for the show, which is described as a “comedic look into Dickinson’s world” that explores the “constraints of society, gender, and family from the …

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tvOS 12 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See Added to the Apple TV in 2018

At the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will introduce new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and for those latter two updates, we have no idea what to expect. Historically, Apple hasn’t introduced major changes in its tvOS updates, but the operating system is still new and there could be some larger scale changes …

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Apple Loses Out as Netflix Inks Content Deal With Former President Obama

Former United States President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix that will see the two producing television shows and films for the service, reports The New York Times. Though Netflix had been in negotiations with the Obamas for several months, Apple was rumored to be …

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Apple Partners With French Cable Company Canal+ to Offer Apple TV 4K as Cable Box Alternative

Apple has partnered up with French cable television Canal+ to allow 5.2 million Canal+ subscribers in France to opt to receive an Apple TV 4K in lieu of a traditional cable box. Customers who choose the 4K Apple TV will need to pay Canal+ an equipment rental free of 6 euros, equivalent to approximately 7 …

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Apple to Sell Subscriptions to Streaming Services Through its TV App

Apple is planning to offer subscriptions to select streaming TV and video services through its dedicated TV app that’s available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. The TV app already aggregates television and movie content from a range of different providers into one easy-to-access place, so offering subscriptions is a natural evolution …

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