What you need to know
- The Hollywood Reporter says "The Morning Show" is costing $300m to make.
- It's already gone through one change of showrunner.
- "Amazing Stories" has been delayed for similar reasons.
When the shows kick into gear on November 1 "The Morning Show" with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will be the hero product. It's the show Apple is pushing the hardest and it's definitely the biggest show of the initial launch offerings. And it ought to be, with The Hollywood Reporter noting that it's costing huge sums of money to make. In fact, it's said to be costing $300 million for two seasons. And with so much riding on the show its showrunner Jay Carson was removed. And then it all really went awry.
It isn't just "The Morning Show" that's had problems, either. Similar changes were made with "Amazing Stories" and "See" is said to be going the same way.
Expanding on "Amazing Stories," the piece explains that "creative difficulties" led to the removal of Fuller and Hanson. As a result the show is now set to miss the November 1 launch date, leaving Apple TV+ one big show short.
The full piece is a great read and one I'd heartily recommend. There are some great insights into how the TV show industry works and how Apple is picking its way through the Hollywood minefield.
Apple TV+ will cost $4.99 per month for all the family when it comes online in November 1. Buyers of new Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Apple TVs will get a free year of access, too.
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.
It'll be interesting to see how these shows turn out. I think Apple might end up realizing that getting along with show runners is a good idea.
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