The Morning Show, Dickinson, See and For All Mankind have all been renewed by Apple TV Plus for a second season.
It’s only been a week since Apple TV+ debuted its four new scripted drama series, but the streaming service has already shown its confidence in its products. The streamer has greenlit The Morning Show, Dickinson, See and For All Mankind for a sophomore season, with the Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston-led The Morning Show already filming its second, 10-episode season.
According to Variety, sources close to Apple say the service to date has drawn millions of users who are spending on average more than an hour on the Apple TV Plus platform.
The service launched on November 1st, so it’s unclear how many of those millions of viewers are actual paying subscribers versus those who are just taking advantage than those taking advantage of the service’s seven-day free trial. However, even without that knowledge, Variety cited a ‘knowledgeable source’ who said Apple insiders were impressed by the volume of activity on the platform, which spiked by triple digits this past weekend after the fanfare for the Nov. 1 debut.
The Morning Show stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon, and follows the lives of three newscasters on — surprise! — a morning show. The series was inspired by journalist Brain Stelter’s novel, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.
For All Mankind stars Joel Kinnaman and is an alternate history show from the creator of Battlestar Galactica that explores what would have happened if the global space race never ended.
See stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard and was created by Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame. It’s described as a high concept series that takes place in a future where humanity has lost the ability to perceive the world with sight. While the series received mixed reviews overall, we here at Hypable loved it, so the second season order is cause for celebration!
Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld as the titular poet, and is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It’s a coming of age story that tells of a woman’s fight to get her voice heard amidst a society that would rather keep her hidden away. The show was a hit with most critics, including ours here at Hypable.