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Apple TV +: Netflix CEO Talks “Hard Competition”; Prince Harry says Oprah program could “save lives”

Looking forward to the release of Apple TV +? Know that you are not alone (and I am not talking about myself). The CEO of NetflixReed Hastings can't wait either, but he has his concerns (obviously), according to a new report from Variety.

Hastings's apprehension wouldn't be for less: besides Apple TV +, the Disney + It will also be launched in November, meaning Netflix will have to samba so as not to lose subscribers to either of the two prosperous (and giant) services. Knowing this, the executive stated that it will be “a whole new world from November” and that Netflix will have a “tough competition” but that the company will continue to follow its strategy of offering TV shows and movies “that people simply love ”.

Although we have competed with many people in the last decade, it will be a whole new world from November, between the release of Apple and Disney and, of course, the expansion of Amazon. It will be a tough competition. Customers will have many options to choose from.

Amid the emergence of so many new services of streaming Hastings pointed out that the costs of producing TV shows in this niche will increase thanks to companies such as Apple and Disney, which now also vie for “valuable production space in much-sought-after areas”. According to him, one day the investments in the series The Crown (which may not be one of the most expensive of all, but are among the most costly productions for Netflix) seem like a "bargain".

Remember that Disney + will be released on November 12 with a huge catalog of movies and TV shows from the film giant, including productions from some of its largest subsidiaries, such as Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic. In addition, Apple will offer a free year of subscription for its service when purchasing an iPhone, iPad or Mac, while Disney will provide three years of subscription for the price of two.

Prince Harry on the program with Oprah

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Last April, we reported that the Prince Harry would do a mental health show with the American host Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV +, but so far the Duke of Sussex's specific role in production had not been disclosed. Now a new interview from The Telegraph gives even more details about the royal family member's endeavor in the creation.

According to the story, Prince Harry idealized the production with Oprah and since then has been acting as executive producer of the series, which should be released next year:

When (Prince Harry) met Oprah Winfrey and realized his shared passion for mental health, the idea for the series was born. And he's been around ever since, with the Duke organizing numerous meetings in London with Oprah and helping to select the creative team behind it.

For now, we know that the series focuses on breaking down the stigma and shame surrounding mental illness by showing examples of people who fought the “darkest feelings of their lives,” as Prince Harry puts it. The Duke's goal of production is to help save lives:

If viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps (the participants') experience, this could be life-saving as we focus on the prevention and positive outcomes of these cases.

Harry also says that he and Oprah felt a huge responsibility to "get it right", especially since mental health is a proximate topic of the Prince who revealed in 2017 how close he came to a "mental breakdown" after the death of his mother. , the Princess of Wales Daiana, who died in 1997.

New Trailers

Apple has also released a collection of new trailers and sneak peeks of their original productions recently. Some of them were exhibited during the ceremony of the Emmy, which took place yesterday (9/22) in Los Angeles, California.


After releasing a short snippet of the drama “Dickinson” starring Hailee Steinfeld late last month, now the Cupertino giant shared a new (even more complete) trailer for the production, check out:

The trailer also features Steinfeld's new song, Afterlife, created especially for the series. Next to the trailer, the company released a sneak peek Steinfeld as the poetess Emily Dickinson, in which she makes a short monologue, see:

Dickinson be among the first original programs to be released with Apple TV + on November 1st.

“For All Mankind”

Apple has also published a short disclosure video of its special series. “For All Mankind”. The excerpt focuses on female empowerment by highlighting astronaut Tracy Stevens, played by actress Sarah Jones.

In the video, you can hear the voice of a man saying, “Look at you, Tracy Stevens. You will be an astronaut candidate. ”Stevens replies:“ No. One day I'll be an astronaut. ”

Ma also published a sneak peek of the series, with emphasis on the time when the former Soviet Union (USSR) arrived Moon (before the Americans, as proposed by the series). Check out the reaction of the Americans in shock:

As Dickinson, “For All Mankind” It will also be released with Apple TV + on November 1st.

“The Morning Show”

The drama with Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon also gained a brief release; In it, you can see the two Hollywood actresses confronting each other. Check out:

Truth Be Told

At the thriller “Truth Be Told”, actress Octavia Spencer plays a podcast host who reopens an investigation into a murder. With doubts and the emergence of new evidence, she was forced to reevaluate her investigation, which made her a media sensation. Check out the following excerpt:


For those who like the genre of psychological terror, it is worth checking out the two new videos of Servant, created and written by Tony Basgallop, who is also producing alongside filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan ("Fragmented" and "The Sixth Sense").

So much Truth Be Told how much Servant will be released in the weeks following Apple TV + debut, no exact date confirmed yet.

“Snoopy in Space”

The children's series “Snoopy in Space” also won the short publicity video below; In it, the famous comic character ventures into outer space.

Take off with Snoopy as he realizes his dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut. Accompanied by Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts class, Snoopy takes command of the International Space Station and explores the moon and beyond.

“Snoopy in Space” It will also be available from November 1st.


The new trailer for See, with Jason Momoa, underscores the importance of the Baba Voss (played by Momoa) twins who can see through a blind population.

The drama will also premiere on November 1st.

via MacRumors, Patently Apple, Screen Times