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Apple TV+ announces Prehistoric Planet with Sir David Attenborough

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The five-part series will be narrated by Attenborough and will use state of the art technology combined with rigorous scientific research to transport viewers back in time. 

The documentary will look back 66 million years to the ancient world and reveal the different habitats of Earth and the dinosaurs that populated them.

An original score has been composed by Hans Zimmer, and the stories will be told against the landscapes of the Cretaceous times, spanning coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests. 

First-look released for Sharon Horgan’s new dark comedy ‘Bad Sisters’

Eve Hewson, Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle and Sarah Greene (credit: Apple TV+)

The 10-part comedy thriller series will follow the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the promise to always protect one another after the premature death of their parents. Joining Horgan as the Garvey sisters will be Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders), and Eve Hewson (The Luminaries).

First look trailer released for Shining Girls starring Elisabeth Moss

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Adapted from Lauren Beuke’s novel, Shining Girls tells the spine-chilling story of a time-travelling killer that crosses alternative timelines and realities. 

Moss plays Chicago newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi, who is trying to recover from a traumatic assault and subsequently becomes obsessed with a recent murder which is strangely similar to her own attack. 

The case brings up triggering thoughts for Mazrachi which she thought were buried deep, and she starts to question her own sanity and worry she is losing a grip on reality. 

Ted Lasso shows 'Fútbol is life' for Apple TV+

From left: coach Beard (Brendan Hunt), head coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and kit man Nate Shelley (Nick Mohammed) (credit: Apple TV+)

It’s odd to think now but, before kicking off on Apple TV+, you may not have bet on football comedy drama Ted Lasso as a winner.  

Originally, Jason Sudeikis’s loveable Mr Nice Guy character fronted a US advertising campaign. As an American football coach turned “head coach of Tottenham Spurs” [sic], his cheerful cluelessness about the beautiful game made him ideal to bring soccer to American culture and thus promote NBC’s Premier League coverage back in 2013.  

Apple TV+ releases trailer for Stephen King series Lisey's Story

The eight-part series stars Julianne Moore as Lisey, a woman grieving the loss of her husband, famed novelist Scott Landon (Clive Owen).

As Lisey struggles to deal with his death, she must face memories from her marriage that she has forced herself to forget. As reality and fantasy become distorted, Lisey becomes entangled in events connected to her husband's work.

Dane Dehann (ZeroZeroZero) stars as an obsessive fan, who is determined to obtain Scott's unpublished manuscripts. 

Our Friend in Ireland: Agnes Cogan

Agnes Cogan

The past six months have been a period like no other in Ireland. Our lockdown has been followed by a partial lifting of restrictions that has us bobbing up and down between level two and level three of the pandemic regulations.

The good news is that production has resumed, and it is slightly surreal that Matt Damon, star of Contagion, a spooky thriller about a deadly virus and a global panic, has been spotted pottering about in Dalkey, a small seaside town south of Dublin, where he chose to spend lockdown.

Watch the trailer for Apple TV+'s new thriller starring Chris Evans

Based on the novel by William Landay, the series was created and written by Mark Bomback.

The series is set in small Massachusetts town, and focuses on assistant district attorney Andy Barber (Chris Evans), whose life is thrown into disarray when his 14-year-old son Jacob (Jaeden Martell) is accused of murdering another child from his class.

The crime has consequences for the whole town and witnesses who claim Jacob did it say he looked “smug and remorseless”.

Teaser released for new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show

Jennifer Anniston (Credit: Apple)

One of the first original series, comedy-drama The Morning show, has pulled in big names Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in starring roles.

Anniston and Witherspoon will play two of the biggest names in US breakfast telly, helping to wake up the people of America every day. 

A teaser for the upcoming series has been released featuring the voices of Carell, Witherspoon and Anniston.

During the video, each give their own unique take on what makes good TV news, while the camera pans around an empty newsroom.