Apple announces 'groundbreaking' auditory series 'Calls', starring Nick Jonas, Pedro Pascal

Calls (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • There's a new Apple TV+ series named Calls.
  • It's a revolutionary new show told through 12-minute phone calls.
  • It will star Nick Jonas, Lily Collins, Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, and more.

A brand new Apple TV+ series Calls starring Pedro Pascal and Nick Jonas has just been announced.

In a new trailer Apple stated:

Introducing Calls, a show unlike any you've seen or heard before. This groundbreaking new series is told entirely through 12-minute phone conversations. Featuring Nick Jonas, Lily Collins, Pedro Pascal & more. Based on the buzzy French series of the same name, Calls is a groundbreaking immersive television experience that masterfully uses only audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell bone-chilling snackable stories. Launching in a binge model worldwide, all nine 12-minute episodes are told through a series of phone calls that use sharp writing, compelling voice talent and graphics to aid in transcribing the darkly dramatic conversations onto the screen. These relatable scenarios transport the audience into familiar situations that quickly become surreal with thrilling and frightening moments. Featuring Lily Collins, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass & more, Calls proves that the real terror lies in one's interpretation of what they cannot see on the screen and the unsettling places one's imagination can take them.

The show's TV+ page states:

Told through a series of interconnected phone conversations, this groundbreaking series chronicles the mysterious story of a group of strangers whose lives are thrown into disarray in the lead-up to an apocalyptic event."

The new show will star Nick Jonas, Pedro Pascal, Lily Collins, Karen Gillan, and more and will debut on Apple TV+ on March 19. Whilst Apple continues to pour time and money into its TV+ streaming service, its hardware has been left out in the cold somewhat, with the Best Apple TV going still the 32GB Apple TV 4K from 2017.

Apple has also recently announced a new Dr Brain series, and recently revealed that its new Billie Eilish documentary pulled a record number of new subscribers to the platform in the last week.

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