February has begun and there are also some news on Apple TV +, certainly minor compared to those arriving in the next few days on Netflix, Prime Video or Disney +, but not in terms of quality. The Cupertino streaming service has always aimed to differentiate itself from the others for the emphasis, more focused on quality at the expense of quantity, and also in February the trend will be maintained.
Some thick productions are on the way, like the film Suspicion with Uma Thurman, e Demerger, with Ben Stiller directing. There is also a content for children, Pretzel and the Puppies, and a love story like that of Heaven is everywhereready to land on the streaming service just in time for the party of lovers.
So few but good titles, so without wasting too much time here’s what to expect from the month just started on Apple TV +.
FILMS AND TV SERIES
The son of a prominent American businesswoman (Uma Thurman) is kidnapped in a New York hotel, and suspicions soon fall on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were in the same hotel the night of the incident. Wanted by the National Crime Agency and the FBI, they embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence. But are they telling the truth? Who is really behind the mysterious kidnapping and who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Available from February 4th.
From director and executive director Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson comes “Split.” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries whose employees have undergone a splitting procedure that surgically divides their memories of working life from those of private life. The daring experiment on work-life balance is called into question when Mark finds himself at the center of a mystery that will force him to face the true nature of his work, and of himself.
The series was written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn are executive producers via Red Hour Productions, while Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott are producers. The film house is Endeavor Content.
Available from February 18th.
Hidden among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s giant roses, 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief over the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey. When Joe Fontaine, the new charismatic school boy, enters Lennie’s life, she feels drawn to him. But the complicated relationship she has with Toby, her sister’s boyfriend ravaged by her pain, begins to affect the budding love between Lennie and Joe. Through her vivid imagination and her inner conflict, Lennie confronts her first love and her first loss by creating a song. Acclaimed director Josephine Decker directs this heartwarming adaptation of the novel of the same name.
Available from 11 February.
Based on the beloved dog from the classic book “Pretzel” by award-winning authors Margret and HA Rey, the creators of “Curious George,” the original series tells a new story about the modern dog family led by stay-at-home dad Pretzel, his five adorable dachshund puppies and mom Greta, the mayor of Muttgomery.
Available from 11 February.