Upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies (October 2022)

List of Upcoming Apple TV + shows and movies

With online streaming services being the norm in today’s entertainment age, platforms such as Apple TV+ continue to add plenty of excellent shows and movies to their catalog. This is why I’ve curated some of the most anticipated upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies announced as of October 2022.

The announcements about upcoming shows and movies come through the Hollywood press or have been confirmed by Apple. I’ve divided the article into a few categories to ease the reading experience for you. Having said that, let’s jump into the list and see what Apple has to offer us in the foreseeable future!

Apple TV+ upcoming shows in 2022

1. Shantaram

  • Cast: Charlie Hunnam
  • Directors: Justin Kurzel, Bharat Nalluri, Iain B. MacDonald
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release date: October 14, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA

Shantaram is based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, published in 2003. Starring the charming Charlie Hunnam, the show tells the tale of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict. The fugitive flees from the Pentridge Prison in Australia and finds asylum in Bombay, India.

While in India, Lindsay decides to seek redemption and disentangle the mess that his past creates. Roberts states that the incidents in the book are loosely inspired by the events of his own life. So, this should make for an interesting watch!

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2. Circuit Breakers

  • Cast: Arielle Halili, Veda Cienfuegos, Lindsay Owen Pierre.
  • Director: Matt Hastings
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Children’s show
  • Release date: November 11, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Circuit Breakers Apple Tv show

There’s not much information out on the internet about Circuit Breakers just yet. However, what we do know about the upcoming Apple TV+ series is that it’ll be a half-hour anthology series that will tackle issues often faced by kids. However, there’s a twist – the issues will be tackled through a sci-fi lens. Of course, not everything goes smoothly, and some unfortunate incidents lead to absolute chaos.

The series is produced by Melody Fox, and the pilot episode will be directed by Matt Hastings, who’s also the show’s producer. It seems like Apple TV is targeting both adults and kids for this anthology series, and the show will feature some interesting turn of events.

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3. Land of Women

  • Cast: Eva Longoria
  • Created by: Ramón Campos and Gema R Neira
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Eva Longoria of Land of Women Apple TV show

Next on this list of upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies, we have Land of Women. This is another highly anticipated show that’s based on a bestselling novel written by Sandra Barneda. The show is expected to be a mini-series comprising only six episodes and will toe the line between comedy and drama.

Land of Women centers around Gala, an empty nester residing in New York City. Gala has to flee New York City with her teenage daughter and aging mother, thanks to her husband’s financial wrongdoings affecting the entire family. Expect the show to carry plenty of laughs and emotional moments!

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4. Criminal Record

  • Cast: Peter Capaldi, Cush Jumbo
  • Created by: Paul Rutman
  • Genre: Detective Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo from Criminal Record Series

Crime and detective series often have both the viewer’s heart and attention. With Criminal Record, you can expect some unforeseen twists as two London-based detectives are thrown into revisiting an old murder case after they receive an anonymous phone call.

The show will feature eight episodes, with each episode being an hour long. To make things even more interesting, one of the detectives is a seasoned veteran, while the other is a greenhorn harboring the excitement, fire, and righteousness of early age.

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5. Sugar

  • Cast: Colin Farrell
  • Created by: Mark Protosevich
  • Genre: Detective Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
New Sugar Series Apple + TV show

Sugar is another detective series that Apple TV+ will be bringing to your homes. However, there’s not much information available yet on the series, as Apple has remained tight-lipped on the details. Nonetheless, what we do know about the show is that it’s supposed to bend genres and give a fresh take on the classic genre.

The series will be set in Los Angeles, featuring contemporary locations, contexts, and scenarios. Oh, and did I mention that it’ll star the exceptional Colin Farrell in the lead role?

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6. Las Azules

  • Cast: Wendy Riss, Erica Sanchez Su
  • Created by/Director: Fernando Rovzar
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
 Bárbara Mori from Umcoming series of Apple TV + show Las Azules

International Emmy Award winner Fernando Rovzar is the mastermind behind Las Azules, which will be Apple’s foray into foreign language drama. Las Azules will feature an all-Hispanic cast and seems to be set in the 1970s. The show is set to be an hour-long thriller consisting of 10 episodes and features stories based on the true incidents faced by Mexico’s first all-female police force.

While police officers defy social conventions to become police officers, they realize that the creation of the force itself is to distract the media from the works of a brutal serial killer. The show is currently in the pre-production stage in Mexico City, and the release date is yet to be declared.

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7. Hijack

  • Cast: Idris Elba
  • Created by: George Kay
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Idris Elba from Hijack Apple TV + upcoming show

Stories about plane hijacks and people’s reactions to dramatic adversities are always in demand. Bearing this in mind, Apple TV+ is bringing Hijack to the small screen, starring Emmy-nominated Idris Elba in the lead role. The seven-part thriller follows the happenings inside a flight making its way to London on a seven-hour journey.

As expected, the plane is hijacked, and Elba’s Sam Nelson will have to use his skills as a business negotiator to help his fellow passengers through this messy situation. However, Nelson’s use of high-risk strategies may not go as smoothly as he hopes. Will Nelson be able to handle the situation, or will he put the lives of hundreds of passengers at even more risk?

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8. The Big Cigar

  • Cast: Andre Holland
  • Created by: Jim Hecht
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
The Big Cigar upcoming Apple TV + show

Movies such as “Catch Me If You Can” have often left us rooting for the charismatic lead, escaping authority in the most ingenious of ways. If you’re fond of shows and movies such as these, you might want to keep an eye on The Big Cigar. The show will tell the story of Huey P. Newton, the leader of Black Panther, and how he escapes the FBI’s nationwide manhunt to exile himself in Cuba.

The show is will have six episodes, although Apple hasn’t notified us yet about the release dates. Nevertheless, Apple TV+ press release calls the story “extraordinary, hilarious, almost too good to be true.”

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9. Dark Matter

  • Cast: Joel Edgerton
  • Created by: Blake Crouch
  • Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Dark Matter Apple TV + show

Blake Crouch’s bestselling book Dark Matter sees itself being adapted into a live-action, nine-episode thriller on Apple TV+. The show already has some high expectations set for it, as Dark Matter has been hailed to be one of the best sci-fi novels of the decade.

The series will follow the life of Jason Dessen, a family man, physicist, and professor, who gets abducted into an alternate version of his life. As he tries to make his way back into his own reality, he’ll have to deal with many decisions that he’s made in the multiverse. This labyrinthine plot tasks Dessen to save his real family from one of the toughest foes ever – himself.

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10. Midnight Family

  • Cast: Joaquin Cosio, Renata Vaca
  • Created by: Natalia Beristáin
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release date: TBA
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Midnight Family upcoming Apple TV + show
Source: Variety

Natalia Beristáin is all set to bring her new show, Midnight Family, to Apple TV+. The show will have an all-Hispanic cast and will be made entirely in Spanish. Midnight Family will follow the story of Marigaby Tomayo, a gifted and fierce medical student who saves the lives of the less fortunate in Mexico City at night in her family’s privately owned ambulance.

This medical drama is set to have 10 episodes, but a release date hasn’t been declared yet.

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New seasons of Apple TV+ shows in 2022

Now that you’ve looked at the upcoming new series on Apple TV+, let’s check out the already airing shows that have been renewed for another season.

11. Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show

  • Cast: Jack McBrayer, Albert Kong, Markita Prescott
  • Created by: Jack McBrayer
  • Genre: Children’s show
  • Release date: October 7, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show on Apple TV +

You won’t find too many kids’ shows airing online these days. Nonetheless, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show takes the classic formula and refreshes it for modern audiences. The show is still completely for kids but tackles new-age issues quite well.

The series also talks about the importance of emotions, friendships, and of course, kindness. The chief idea behind the show is for kids to understand how they can implement kindness into their own lives and socio-emotional situations.

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12. Mythic Quest

  • Cast: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis
  • Created by: Rob McElhenney, Megan Danz, Charlie Day
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release date: November 11, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%

Mythic Quest is one of my personal favorite Apple TV+ shows and has also been touted as one of the best Apple TV+ shows you can watch today. Moreover, if you’re a fan of video games and workplace comedies, Mythic Quest is the show for you.

The series returns for a third season, following the exploits of Ian Grimm and the development of Mythic Quest’s expansion pack. You can expect more edgy jokes with a well-balanced take on social situations!

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13. Ghostwriter

  • Cast: Isaac Arellanes, Hannah Levinson, Amadi Chapata
  • Created by/Director: Luke Matheny
  • Genre: Children’s series, Mystery
  • Release date: October 21, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 5.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%

Ghostwriter is one of the more popular shows on Apple TV+ and has already aired for two seasons. With a third season incoming, the show brings in more dimensions to the ghost haunting the bookstore. Essentially, the ghost starts releasing fictional characters into the real world. Now, it’s up to a gang of neighborhood kids to understand the motives behind the ghost’s actions and solve the mystery surrounding it.

If you’re looking for a family show on Apple TV+ to watch with your kids, Ghostwriter is one of your best bets!

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14. Acapulco

  • Cast: Enrique Arrizon, Camilia Perez, Fernando Carsa
  • Director: Richard Shepard
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release date: October 21, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%

Excellent foreign language comedy series can be challenging to find. However, with Acapulco, you get one of the freshest takes on comedy, as evidenced by its Critics’ Choice Award nomination. The show follows the exploits of Maximo Gallardo in 1984, who’s hired for a job at Las Colinas, Acapulco’s most exclusive resort.

However, the job isn’t as straightforward as Gallardo expected it to be. With too many hilarious and often extenuating situations governing Las Colinas, Gallardo has his work cut out for him. Each season of the show has ten episodes and makes for a great watch!

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15. Slow Horses

  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Olivia Cooke, Jack Lowden
  • Created by: Jeremy Lovering, James Hawes
  • Genre: Spy fiction, Drama, Thriller
  • Release date: December 2, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
Slow Horses season 2 Apple TV + show

British dry comedy and wit might be an acquired taste, but their edgy nature is often scathing in nature. If you’re a fan of dry humor, you’re going to love Slow Horses. The series delves into the lives of a dysfunctional bunch of MI5 operatives and their boss as they try to save England from various threats.

The show has already aired for a very successful first season and is en route to bringing in a second season soon. With stars such as Gary Oldman and Olivia Cooke at the helm, you can be sure that it’ll be a fun watch!

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16. Little America

  • Cast: Melanie Laurent, Suraj Sharma, Angela Lin
  • Created by/Director: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Lee Eisenberg
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release date: December 9, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
Little America Season 2 of Apple TV +

Immigrant stories are often the most difficult to navigate. Considering how sensitive the issue might be, depicting them on screen often runs a fair amount of risk. Nonetheless, Little America is a show that seems to have perfected the formula. This series encapsulates the hardships and the lighter side of immigrant stories beautifully and authentically.

The anthology is also based on true stories shown in Epic Magazine. If you’re looking for a wholesome series to binge on, Little America’s first season will definitely keep you excited for its upcoming second season!

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Upcoming Apple TV+ movies

In addition to the shows on Apple TV+, the streaming platform also provides some excellent movies. I’ve compiled a list of the upcoming movies on Apple TV+ so that you know what to expect from Apple in the coming months!

17. Emancipation

  • Cast: Will Smith
  • Created by/Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Genre: Historical Drama
  • Release date: December 2, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA

Although Will Smith’s coverage in the media has been rather controversial of late, there’s no doubt about his acting prowess. With Emancipation, viewers will see Smith in the avatar of Peter. Inspired by the 1863 photos of the infamous “Whipped Peter,” the story follows Peter’s quest for freedom from his masters.

Peter will have to rely on his wits and faith to traverse the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana. With Will Smith in the role, the movie has already set high expectations!

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18. Raymond & Ray

  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke
  • Created by: Rodrigo Garcia
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release date: October 21, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA

Tough childhoods are often the reason for generations of trauma. Bearing this in mind, Raymond & Ray tells the story of two half-brothers who attend the funeral of their late father. Unfortunately for the siblings, their relationship with their father was a strained one. Despite their issues, both brothers have kept their sense of humor, and this funeral is a chance for them to introspect and make some changes in their lives and general outlooks.

The movie stars Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor in the lead roles. With such a stellar cast, there’s every reason to be hyped for this movie.

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19. The Sound Of 007

  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Michael Caine, Naomie Harris
  • Director: Mat Whitecross
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release date: October 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
The Sound Of 007 Upcoming Apple TV + shows

James Bond has been an iconic character in both book and movie history. The adaptations of Stephen Fleming’s spy novels have had their fair share of success. Moreover, with actors such as Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig taking up the mantle of the titular character, each actor has brought something of their own to the character.

The Sound Of 007 looks at a different aspect of cinema – music. With over 60 years of history to sieve through, music has been an integral part of every James Bond movie. Whether there are tense atmospheres or titillating sequences, the music has always set the film’s pace. This documentary looks at the evolution of James Bond music throughout the years and is a must-watch for any music or James Bond enthusiasts.

20. Causeway

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Director: Lila Neugebauer
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release date: November 4, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA

Movies and shows depicting the difficulties faced by a soldier upon returning home from duty are aplenty. However, the Jennifer Lawrence-starrer Causeway aims to bring something unique to the table. Lawrence’s character returns home after suffering a traumatic brain injury during her tour in Afghanistan. The film aims to display the difficulties that veterans face in readjusting to normal life after fighting for ages on the frontline.

The movie is set to take place in New Orleans and also has Jennifer Lawrence as one of the show’s producers. Considering Lawrence’s acumen, I’m eagerly waiting to watch this one!

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21. Spirited

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell
  • Director: Jon Morris, Sean Anders
  • Genre: Musical, Drama
  • Release date: November 18, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Spirited upcoming Apple TV + movie

Charles Dickens is a remarkably unique writer. Although most of his books were about Victorian London and its demons, he’s also written a few comparatively lighthearted stories. Spirited is based on Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol, and stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.

The movie aims to take a different spin on the novella, with it being a modern musical. So, if you’re a fan of musicals, this is one you should watch out for!

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22. Killers of the Flower Moon

  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • Director: Martin Scorcese
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release date: 2023
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Apple TV + movie Killers of the Flower Moon

When Martin Scorcese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro combine to create a movie, you know that it’s going to catch everyone’s attention. Based on David Grann’s bestselling book – Killing of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – the film will tackle the 1920 murders of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma.

The murders were so gruesome that they created a widespread FBI investigation. In fact, the FBI termed this period the Reign of Terror. With such an exciting premise, it’d be difficult to miss this movie’s release in 2023.

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23. Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

  • Cast: Louis Armstrong
  • Created by/Director: Sacha Jenkins
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release date: October 28, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA
Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues Apple TV + upcoming movie

Louis Armstrong is possibly the most renowned Blues musician and definitely one of the greatest of all time. This documentary examines Armstrong’s life, talent, relationships, and thought processes. The film takes archival footage, previously unheard recordings of music, and personal conversations to offer an in-depth and intimate look at the legend.

If you’re into documentaries and love Louis Armstrong, this film should be at the top of your watchlist!

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Summing up

With so many amazing shows, series, and new seasons to look forward to, Apple TV+ is definitely creating an amazing video library. Let me know what you think of these upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies. In case I’ve missed any of the shows or movies that you’re looking forward to, let me know about them in the comments below!

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