Welcome to another edition of ‘Up Next’ here at Screen Times. This week Jonathan Reed reviewed the new Apple TV+ comedy Loot, starring Maya Rudolph which premieres today with the first three episodes. In his review Jonathan described the show as "something that warms the heart and brings a smile to the face." We could all use that in our life!
Look out for James Lees' review of the upcoming drama series Black Bird which premieres in two weeks. That will be arriving early next week on Screen Times and we know you'll want to read about this one!
Don't forget to keep up with all of the latest Apple TV and Apple TV+ news right here on Screen Times. It's been a busy week with plenty of first-looks, series renewal news and more.
With that, here’s our guide to your week ahead on Apple TV.
The first 3 episodes of this new series from creators Alan Yang (Little America, Forever) and Matt Hubbard (Forever) sees Maya Rudolph starring as a newly divorced multi billionaire who tries to find a purpose in life working for her charitable foundation she has newly discovered exists.
Soar through the sky battling against invaders in this all-new fantasy endless shooter from legendary game creator, Yu Suzuki. Players will assume the role of Princess Arch fighting back against bizarre invaders to save their planet from destruction. They’ll rain down their homing arrows to trace graceful arcs of light across beautiful, artfully crafted stages, before they pierce their foes. With a fun and easy touchscreen swipe-shooting gameplay mechanic, the destiny of the planet is in the player’s hands.
As well as new artist series with Prince, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Elton John dropping this week, the Fitness+ team are celebrating International Day of Yoga this week. So why not try a new yoga workout like this great one with Jessica. This energetic yoga includes lizard, goddess, crow and pigeon.
Foals are back! One of the most consistently catchy and energetic bands around return with another selection of bangers. The Oxford boys' new LP was created during lockdown and reflects the longing for the return to long nights touring on the road.
Devon: “This drama series from creator Ava DuVernay is not an easy watch. It chronicles the true story of the Exonerated Five (formerly known as the Central Park Five), young men of color who were wrongly convicted of rape in New York in 1991. The series follows their lives from the tragic night they were forced to give false confessions by the police through their convictions, prison sentences, and exoneration many years later. It’s a powerful, tragic story that reveals flaws in the American legal system that we need to be aware of if we ever hope to overcome them. As my country celebrated emancipation on Juneteenth last weekend, I was reminded of how far we’ve come, but stories like this one also remind me of how far we still have yet to go.”
Jonathan: “Natasia Demetriou will be familiar to most people as one of the undead vampires on the amazingly funny ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV series but she’s also known for starring in brother Jamie’s (The AfterParty) series ‘Stath Lets Flats’ which also featured her comedy partner Ellie White. The two of them are finally being given their own sketch show on the BBC. It’s difficult to explain why sketch shows are so great sometimes and this is one of those ones. But great it is. A mixture of absurdist sketches along with some parodies (look out for the utterly brilliant Saturday Kitchen parody), this will have you in stitches for a good 15 minutes at a time.”
James: “This documentary had been on my list for some time and after seeing Top Gun: Maverick, I decided it was finally time to check it out. ‘Val’ is a look at the life of Val Kilmer and is told through a mix of present day footage and archive footage that Kilmer has himself recorded almost daily throughout his life. I wasn’t prepared for just how revealing and sweet this was. It’s so beautifully made and felt so sincere, particularly the moments where we got to see Kilmer just be a Dad and the relationship he seems to have with his kids. It brought a big smile to my face. A reminder that you should record and capture life’s moments. A treasure trove of a documentary with some great behind the scenes movie footage too."
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