At this point, you’ve probably had time to get your free week (or year!) From Apple TV + and check what’s already available on the platform streaming the Apple; therefore, it is time to find out more about the next productions that will come to the service. Two of them recently won full trailers – and we’ll look at them next.
The first film acquired by Apple finally had its preview released. «Hala», which debuted at this year’s Sundance festival and had its rights bought there by Apple, brings the story of a Muslim teenager of Pakistani origin (Geraldine Viswanathan) and the difficult experience of growing up in the United States, balancing your family’s tradition with Western customs.
The film, written and directed by Minhal Baig, has executive production of the actress Jada Pinkett Smith. It will have a limited release in American theaters on the 22nd, in time to become eligible for next year’s big cinematic awards, and will arrive on Apple TV + on December 6.
Meanwhile, the long-awaited series of M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) for Apple TV + finally won its definitive trailer after a series of teasers. Check below the official preview of «Servant»:
The series is described as follows by Apple:
Be suspicious of what you believe. By M. Night Shyamalan, «Servant» follows a mourning couple from Philadelphia after a terrible tragedy creates a rift in the relationship and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter your home.
Starring Toby Kebbell («Fantastic Four»), Lauren Ambrose (“A Sete Palmos”) and Rupert Grint (from the “Harry Potter” franchise), the series will hit Apple TV + on next 28.
Budget of «See»
Finally, another Apple TV + series had its budget contested – last week we talked about a similar case involving «The Morning Show». The ball now is «See».
Who spoke on the subject to Business Insider was the filmmaker Francis Lawrence, responsible for directing some of the episodes of the series. Lawrence refuted rumors that the initial two seasons of «See» would have cost $ 240 million, stating that, no matter how expensive it is, speculation has thrown values far above reality and that its budget does not even come close to series like «Game of Thrones».
Lawrence also shared some more details about the series’ production. He said, for example, that the writers and directors set up a discussion booth with experts from various fields – blindness consultants, evolutionary biology professionals and experts in survival, for example – to discuss what a future would be like in which almost all of humanity would have lost the ability to see.
The filmmaker also shared the difficulty of filming in remote locations, very far from urban centers; one of the fight scenes in the first episode, for example, had the recordings extended for four days due to the difficulties of displacement and personnel management (between actors, stuntmen and extras). It is not a simple operation, obviously.
Lawrence’s full interview can be read here.