Apple TV+ is bringing 'Harriet the Spy' to a new generation on November 19

Harrier The Spy Art
Harrier The Spy Art (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Harriet the Spy will premiere on Apple TV+ on November 19.
  • The first half of the show will air on day one, with the rest arriving on our screens next year.

Apple TV+ has announced that a new Harrier the Spy series will premiere on November 19. The show will see its first five episodes air on the same date, while the second half of the series will be available in spring 2022. In announcing the show, Apple TV+ doesn't say how many episodes will arrive next year.

Apple TV+ today announced the premiere date for "Harriet the Spy," and debuted the trailer showcasing a glimpse at the first animated adaptation of the iconic children's novel chronicling the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M. Welsch. Produced by The Jim Henson Company, the animated series stars acclaimed actor Beanie Feldstein as Harriet, a fiercely independent and adventurous 11-year-old girl, alongside Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch as Ole Golly, Harriet's larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny. The first half of the series (five episodes) debuts on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 19, 2021, and the second half will return with additional episodes in spring 2022.

Apple TV+ also shared the first trailer for the new show — and it's already looking pretty great.

Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, "Harriet the Spy" follows the outspoken and perpetually curious 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch. More than anything, Harriet wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer, she'll need to know everything. And to know everything means she'll need to spy … on everyone! Joining Feldstein and Lynch, the series features Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of popular girls at Harriet's school, and additional voice cast Kimberly Brooks, Crispin Freeman, Grey Griffin, Bumper Robinson and Charlie Schlatter.

The new show is just the latest in a growing collection of kid-oriented content that continues to make Apple TV+ some of the best value in streaming right now. Priced at just $4.99 per month, there really is something for the whole family. Apple One is also a great way to get Appel TV+, especially if you're already paying for other Apple services.

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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.