is loaded with big names and some hit shows, from the first season of Severance to the heartwarmingly charming Ted Lasso to Reese Witherspoon .
Like competitors Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus is packed with exclusive, original content. But unlike other services, Apple only streams content it’s made itself. This meant that when the service launched in November 2019, the catalog wasn’t huge, but it was filling up quickly.
Here’s what’s coming to the streaming service this month, followed by our guide to some of the best TV shows on Apple TV Plus.
What’s new this month
Here’s every show coming out in February.
- Dear Edward (2023- ): This drama follows the story of a boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. The cast includes Taylor Schilling from Orange Is the New Black and Connie Britton from shows like Nashville and the first season of White Lotus.
- Hello tomorrow! (2023- ): Billy Crudup plays a traveling salesman named Jack who sells timeshares on the moon in the retro-future world of Hello Tomorrow.
- The Reluctant Traveler (2023- ): Eugene Levy gets his own travel show with this eight-episode docu-series exploring places like Costa Rica, Portugal and South Africa.
- Link (2023-): Apple describes this series as a thriller mixing espionage, political intrigue and “passionate and enduring love.”
The best series on Apple TV Plus
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Adapted by Stephen King from his own novel, Lizzie’s Story stars Julianne Moore as a grieving widow ghostly revisiting her marriage to her late husband, a famous novelist played by Clive Owen.
Dickinson takes the real-life story of American poet Emily Dickinson and turns it into something of a period drama. It’s hardly historically accurate — Emily and her teenage friends act more like characters from Riverdale — but it’s fun.
This show has a fascinating premise: people can choose to undergo a procedure called termination, which separates their work-related and personal memories. Adam Scott’s character spends eight hours a day in a sanitized, stark white office space with no memory of his outside life. Soon a former colleague appears with a warning about the strange company. A mind-blowing and suspenseful sci-fi thriller, enjoying Severance is no chore at all.
Prehistoric Planet (2022)
Prehistoric Planet gives viewers a glimpse into the world of dinosaurs. Using realistic computer-generated dinosaurs and structured like a nature documentary series next to the camera shots, it’s easy to forget you’re not watching real footage. It’s off to the top, says David Attenborough.
Home Before Dark (2020-)
Inspired by the reporting of real-life journalist Hilde Lisiak, Home Before Dark follows the story of a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to a small lakeside town. It gets off to a slow start, but features some strong central performances, especially in the title role.
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A comedy murder mystery in the same vein as Rian Johnson’s 2019 film Knives Out, The Afterparty is a star-studded whodunnit that will keep you guessing and laughing with every episode. Tiffany Haddish, Dave Franco, Ilana Glazer, Ben Schwartz and more lend their talents to the show. If you prefer a mix of mystery and comedy, The Afterparty should shoot right to the top of your streaming list.
After Molly Wells (Maya Rudolph) catches her tech billionaire husband of 20 years (Adam Scott) cheating on her, she divorces him and ends up not only with $87 million, but also wondering what to do with her life. The answer? Get involved in a philanthropic foundation she never knew existed. Along the way, she finds a footing with her new colleagues — but not without plenty of comedic, out-of-touch millionaire lines along the way. The show was co-created by Alan Yang, who also starred in Parks and Rec and Master of None.
Truth Be Told is a drama for true crime fans in the fashion of recent fictional crime podcasts. Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul play a podcaster and an inmate brought together by a horrific crime years ago, setting off a whodunit that draws both their families into a fun mix of character-driven drama like Big Little Lies with true crime stories like Making a Murderer and The staircase.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (2020-)
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is a must for anyone with even the slightest interest in video games or the industry that makes them. It is unique, funny and serious in parts. It treads familiar territory, but it’s well worth the watch.
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The Shrink Next Door (2021)
In my book, any series that casts Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd as the leads is already doing something very right. In the drama miniseries The Shrink Next Door, Ferrell and Rudd play characters on opposite ends of the personality spectrum — Ferrell a sniffly, timid textile business owner and his counterpart a selfish therapist with manipulative tendencies. When the two are together, the result is both disturbing and irritating, making The Shrink Next Door something you’ll want to check out for yourself.
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Starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, WeCrashed tells the story of the rise and fall of WeWork founder Adam Neumann and his wife, Rebecca, and how their relationship underpins the company’s peak—and significant valley.
Ordinary people dream big in Little America. A strong cast tells stories of immigrants living their lives in a heartwarming anthology series filled with a mix of funny, sweet, romantic and often surprising stories.
The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan brings his brand of creepy domestic drama to episodic television in The Servant, created and written by Tony Basgallop. After a devastating loss, two grieving parents adopt a hyper-realistic baby doll to help them deal with their grief, but danger and deception lurk in the nursery.
Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman get back on their bikes and head north from Argentina through South and Central America. In this sequel to the popular travel shows Long Way Round and Long Way Down, the petrolhead duo go green. They cover 13,000 miles and 13 countries on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles.
For All Mankind offers an alternate timeline of what would have happened if the Soviets had landed on the moon first. The short answer is the endless militarization of space, but the show is much broader than that. If you’re looking for a sci-fi thriller with plenty of interpersonal drama and political intrigue, For All Mankind is a solid choice.
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A nature spectacle focused on small creatures, narrated by Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd. Absolute genius.
Like at first glance any of these contemporary nature documentaries, Small World is gorgeously shot and brilliantly engaging.
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Mosquito Coast (2021-)
Justin Theroux stars as Ali Fox, a quirky inventor who takes his family off the grid in protest of society’s wrongs. Apple’s gritty drama is based on the novel by the actor’s uncle Paul Theroux (previously filmed with Harrison Ford in 1986). After season 1 ended, Apple has now renewed this modern version of The Mosquito Coast for a second season.
The Morning Show (2019-)
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston produce and star in a timely series dealing with office politics in the #MeToo era as a television network is rocked by the indiscretions of a host played by Steve Carell. Among the compelling performances, Billy Crudup won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards. The award-winning drama, strong cast, and timely themes make The Morning Show worth watching.
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In this British comedy, couple Nikki and Jason want to have a baby but struggle to conceive. They decide to adopt, a process that inevitably presents them with new challenges. The attempt offers charm and low-stakes fun, and also happens to be laugh-out-loud funny. If you need some lighthearted TV time, this show has you covered.
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