The following series have been officially announced and will debut within the next few months.
What it’s about: Based on the book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth. Three kids learn about how to deal with the difficult challenges of life from their next door neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater.
Important names: Features voice actors James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler, and Judah Mackey.
When you can watch: Stillwater premieres on December 4.
The Earth at Night in Color
What it’s about: A nature documentary that uses advanced camera technology to show the lives of animals at night in natural color.
Important names: The series is narrated by Tom Hiddleston.
When you can watch: The Earth at Night in Color will debut with six episodes on December 4, 2020.
Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special
What it’s about: Apple calls this an “innovative special will combine music, dancing and animation driven by a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together.”
Important names: Mariah Carey, of course. Apple also promises a “star-studded lineup of surprise guest appearances” in traditional holiday special fashion.
When you can watch: Mariah's holiday special starts streaming on December 4, 2020.
What it’s about: Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon produces this tale about a young hunter who comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack of evil wolves, but instead befriends a wild native girl who runs with them.
Important names: The film comes from Tomm Moore, who has been nominated for two Oscars for animated films.
When you can watch: Wolfwalkers debuts on December 11, 2020.
What it’s about: The series follows Alice, a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. She becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success.
Important names: Written and directed by Sigal Avin, starring Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski.
When you can watch: The 8-episode series premieres on January 22, 2021.
Billie Eilish documentary
What it’s about: Global pop sensation Billie Eilish is has already landed a number one album and a host of awards, including Artist of the Year in Apple’s first ever Apple Music Awards. The documentary about her life and rise to fame was already shot when Apple purchased it for $25 million, according to trade press reports.
Important names: If you don’t know who Billie Eilish is, you don’t know a teenager. Or watch TV or movies. Or go outside.
When you can watch: Apple has announced a release date of February 2021.
The Snoopy Show
What it’s about: A cartoon series centered on “The world’s most extraordinary beagle,” Snoopy of Peanuts fame.
Important names: It’s a Peanuts cartoon. If you don’t know what the Peanuts are, ask your grandparents.
When you can watch: Apple pegs the release as February 2021, but hasn’t given an exact date yet.