The Weekly Wrap: Apple Launches Apple TV+

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Apple is dropping its name into the streaming market with the launch of Apple TV+. The new streaming service is due to debut in the third quarter of 2019 and they’ve roped in some pretty impressive names to get it off the ground. Steven Spielberg will be rebooting Amazing Stories on the service with Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Anniston fronting the new drama, The Morning Show. Apple has also roped in Oprah Winfrey who will produce two documentaries for the streaming platform.

First Look: Netflix’s Chambers
Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn are headlining the new horror series, Chambers for Netflix. Taking place in a mystic, New Age pocket of Arizona, the series is a psychological horror story that explores the different ways we metabolize trauma. But what starts out as a grounded human story eventually pivots into something far stranger than most were expecting. The series, created by Leah Rachel also stars Sivan Alyra Rose. Chambers is set to premiere on Netflix on 26th April.

Stranger Things Maze Returns To Universal Studios
With the new season of Stranger Things about to drop this year, it make perfect sense for Universal Studios to capitalise on the hit Netflix series. Following successful roll-outs of the Upside Down maze in its theme parks across the globe over the globe during Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios is repeating the marketing tie-in this year as well.  Both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are getting the maze. No word yet if Universal Studios Singapore will be getting  the same, as that Asian theme park did run the Stranger Things theme just a couple of years ago.

Downtown Abbey Movie Poster
Fans of the hit television series, Downtown Abbey will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the film later this year. The series’ fan favourite characters will return in this new film, which will hit cinemas in September 2019. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.  Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Headline Macbeth Adaptation
Joel Coen is currently working on an adaptation for the Scottish play, Macbeth. The new take on Shakespeare’s play will star a pair of Academy Award winners with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in the lead roles. Those familiar with the material will know that the story revolves around Lord and Lady Macbeth who plot to murder the King of Scotland in order to take on the throne. Both actors are currently busy with productions, with Washington starring in Little Things whilst McDormand will be seen next in Nomadland.

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