Here's a TV-lovin' snack pack of upcoming premieres on streamer Apple TV+ this month:
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Friday 14 January 2022
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning.
Also in the cast are: Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson.
The film's costumes are by Mary Zorphes and music is by Carter Burwell. Both are longtime collaborators with the Coen brothers having worked with them on films including The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Fargo, True Grit and A Serious Man.
Producers are: Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Robert Graf.
Friday 21 January 2022
New episodes weekly. 10 in total.
Recently renewed for a fourth and final season, Servant, from M. Night Shyamalan, follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Returning cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint, with new addition Sunita Mani (Spirited, Mr Robot, GLOW).
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
Friday 21 January 2022
Premieres with complete first season of 13 episodes.
Jim Henson’s fun-loving, musical Fraggles are back in this reboot of the classic series Fraggle Rock.
Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends embark on hilarious, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.
New characters are voiced by Patti LaBelle, Cynthia Erivo and The Foo Fighters.
Premiere date: Friday 28 January 2022
Rollout: Premieres with first three episodes followed by new episodes weekly.
One killer night told through eight different perspectives.
The Afterparty centres round a murder mystery at a high school reunion and each episode explores a different character’s account of the fateful evening in question.
The series experiments with style by using popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective.
Creators are filmmaking duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street.)
Cast includes Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco.
Premiere date: Friday 4 February 2022
Roll-out: Premieres with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly.
A high-paced thriller starring Uma Thurman as a prominent American media mogul whose son gets kidnapped.
21-year-old Leo’s abduction from a large, upmarket hotel in central New York is captured on video and goes viral.
Five British citizens staying at the hotel become the prime suspects and are plunged into a desperate race against time to prove their innocence.
Are they guilty of any more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
The show is based on the Israeli series False Flag.
Other cast includes Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Georgina Campbell, Elyes Gabel, Elizabeth Henstridge and Angel Coulby.