Apple TV+ to premiere animated series 'El Deafo' on January 7, 2022 — watch the new trailer now

El Deafo Apple Tv Plus
El Deafo Apple Tv Plus (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has announced a new show coming to the streaming service in January.
  • El Deafo is based on a New York Times best-seller.
  • El Deafo will premiere on January 7, 2022.

Streamer Apple TV+ has announced that it will premiere El Deafo, a new animated kids' series on January 7, 2022. The show will be "based on the No. 1 New York Times best-seller and Newbery Honor-winning graphic memoir," a press release says.

Apple TV+ says that El Deafo will include voices from newcomer Lexi Finigan, Pamela Adlon, Jane Lynch, and Chuck Nice with the first trailer also made available on YouTube.

"El Deafo" follows perceptive young Cece (voiced by Finigan) as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace what makes her extraordinary.

The new series will join other Apple TV+ shows aimed at kids including Helpsters, Ghostwriter, and The Snoopy Show among many more. Priced at just $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is great value and the increasing number of new shows, movies, and documentaries really drives that point home. It's also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle, making it even better value for existing Apple Arcade and Apple Music subscribers.

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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.