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Alfonso Cuarón's Disclaimer adds Lesley Manville to its cast for Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has reportedly signed Lesley Manville for the upcoming show Disclaimer.
  • Manville will join Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline, among others.
  • Disclaimer is based on a novel of the same name.

Apple TV+ has reportedly signed Lesley Manville to play a role in Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming series Disclaimer. The show already has Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline involved.

The list of big names attached to Disclaimer is a long and storied one with Sacha Baron Cohen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hoyeon, and Louis Partridge all involved. We don't yet know when the show will arrive on Apple TV+, but that cast list definitely puts it firmly in the "one to watch" column.

Apple TV+ confirmed the show's existence last year (opens in new tab), noting that it's based on a novel of the same name.

Based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight, "Disclaimer" will star Blanchett as Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions. When an intriguing novel written by a widower (played by Kline) appears on her bedside table, she is horrified to realize she is a key character in a story that she had hoped was long buried in the past. A story that reveals her darkest secret. A secret she thought was hers alone.

This is far from the first Apple TV+ show to be based on a book, of course. Titles like The Essex Serpent, Lisey's Story, Dark Horses, and Foundation are just a handful of shows that started on paper before jumping to the screen. Everyone involved will be hoping for the positive reception those shows received.

Disclaimer will be the first show to result from a multi-year deal that Apple TV+ signed with Cuarón and will not be the last.

If you want to enjoy Disclaimer in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. Failing that, Apple TV+ can be streamed on just about anything with a screen and internet connection including smart televisions, streaming sticks, and more.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.