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Factbox – Apple’s media ambitions: Original shows, news subscription

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news-a subscription-based platform at an event on Monday at its headquarters in California.

The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, on March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The iPhone maker is banking on the growth of its services to compensate for a dip in the smartphone sales.

While the Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple’s new subscription news service, but also other major publishers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post have refused, according to the New York Times report.

Apple has also worked with Hollywood celebrities to a streaming debut with a slate of original content, taking a page from Netflix Inc. ‘ s playbook.

Below are some of the shows, which was composed from messages in the media and by Apple’s own announcements, which are part of the iPhone-maker on the contents of the library.

SHOWS CONFIRMED BY APPLE:

** UNTITLED DRAMA SERIES WITH REESE WITHERSPOON AND JENNIFER ANISTON

Two seasons of a drama series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston who looks to the lives of people who work on a morning tv show.

** REVIVAL OF STEVEN SPIELBERG’S 1985 “AMAZING STORIES”

The tech giant has also struck a deal with director Steven Spielberg to create new episodes of “Amazing Stories,” a science-fiction and horror anthology series that ran on NBC in the 1980s.

** A NEW THRILLER FROM M NIGHT SHYAMALAN

Plot of the story has not been disclosed.

** “ARE YOU SLEEPING?” – A MYSTERY SERIES

A drama with Octavia Spencer, is based on a crime novel by Kathleen Barber.

** AN ANTHOLOGY SERIES CALLED “LITTLE AMERICA”

Focuses on the stories of the immigrants coming to the United States.

** A CARTOON MUSICAL CALLED “CENTRAL PARK”

The animated musical comedy is about a family of caregivers who end up saving the park and the world.

** “DICKINSON”, BY EMILY DICKINSON COMEDY

A half-hour comedy series set during the American poetess Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone.

** OPRAH WINFREY PARTNERSHIP

Apple in June last year announced a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programming.

LET REPORTED BY THE MEDIA:

** TIME BANDITS – A FANTASY SERIES

The potential series is an adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy film of the same name about a young boy who joins a group of renegade time-traveling dwarves, Deadline reported.

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** UNTITLED “CAPTAIN MARVEL” STAR BRIE LARSON CIA PROJECT

The new series looks like a young woman’s journey into the CIA, reported Variety.

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** DEFENDING JACOB – STARRING CHRIS EVANS AS CAPTAIN AMERICA

This limited series is based on the novel with the same name and is about an assistant prosecutor, that the investigation into the murder of a 14-year-old boy, according to Deadline.

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** “FOR ALL MANKIND” – A SCI-FI SERIES

A space drama from producer Ronald Moore, according to Deadline.

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** MY GLORY WAS I HAD SUCH FRIENDS

A series with Jennifer Garner is based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein, reported Variety.

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** “SEE” A FANTASY EPIC STARRING JASON MOMOA

The show asks the question about the fate of humanity if everyone lost their eyes, Variety reported.

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** FOUNDATION – A SCI-FI ADAPTATION

An adaptation of the iconic novel series of famous sci-fi author Isaac Asimov, Deadline reported. The book series follows a mathematician who predicts the collapse of humanity.

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** A COMEDY SHOW OF ROB MCELHENNEY AND CHARLIE DAY

The comic tv series comedy based on the lives of a diverse group of people who work together in a video game development studio, Variety reported.

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** A NON-SCRIPTED SERIES “HOME” OF THE DOCUMENTARY BY FILMMAKER MATT TYRNAUER

The series will offer the viewers a never-before-seen look into the world of the most unique homes and feature interviews with people who built them, according to Variety.

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** UNTITLED RICHARD GERE SERIES

Based on an Israeli series Nevelot, the show is about two aging Vietnam veterans whose lives are changed when a woman they both love is killed in a car accident, Deadline reported.

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** J. J. ABRAMS-PRODUCED SMALL VOICE

Singer and actress Sara Bareilles is writing the music and could possibly star in the J. J. Abrams-produced half-hour show, which explores the journey of finding an authentic voice in the early 20s, according to Variety.

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** THE PEANUTS GANG

Apple has acquired the rights to the famous characters and the first series will be a scientific and mathematically-oriented short with Snoopy as an astronaut, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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** ON THE ROCKS

A feature film, directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray, is about a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York, Variety reported.

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** THE LOSSES OF THE EARTH

Apple has acquired the rights to a TV series based on Nathaniel Rich’s 70-page New York Times Magazine story “the Losing of the Earth”, New York Times reported.

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** THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Apple has acquired the rights to Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble’s documentary ‘ The Elephant Queen, Deadline reported.

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** WOLFWALKERS

An Irish animated film about a young hunter who comes to Ireland with her father to destroy a pack of angry wolves, but instead becomes friends with a native wild girl runs with them, first reported by Bloomberg.

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** PACHINKO

Apple has obtained the rights to develop Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel, about four generations of a Korean immigrant family, in a series, reported Variety.

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** CALLS

Apple has bought the rights to make an English language version of the French original short-form series, according to Variety.

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** SHANTARAM

Apple has the rights for the development of the hit novel Shantaram as a drama series, reported Variety.

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** GUTS, A DRAMA SERIES BASED ON KEVIN DURANT.

A drama series based on the early life and career of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, according to Variety.

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** YOU THINK, I SAY IT

Apple has ordered a 10-episode, half-hour walk from the comedy show, which is an adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s collection of short stories with the same name, Variety reported.

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** WHIPLASH DIRECTOR DAMIEN CHAZELLE DRAMA SERIES

According to the Variety, Apple has ordered an entire season of a series without first making a recording of a pilot, but no other details are known about the show.

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** Apple could offer cut-priced bundles with video-with – The reported Information bits.ly/2HzcSLW on Thursday.

Reporting by Sonam Rai and Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru

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