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Apple TV+ anthology 'Extrapolations' adds Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys

Apple TV+ added several new additions to the cast of "Extrapolations," including big names like Meryl Streep and Matthew Rhys.

The eight-episode series will tell "intimate stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale." The stories will be interwoven through the season and follow the "worldwide battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century."

Nine actors in total have been added to the cast of the upcoming climate change anthology. The list includes Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan, Matthew Rhys, Sienna Miller, Kit Harrington, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Digs, David Schwimmer, and Adarsh Gourav, according to The Wrap.

The series is based on Scott Z. Burns' climate change anthology "Extrapolations" of the same name.

Burns produced Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and executive produced the 2017 follow-up "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." Along with climate change, Burns has tackled other world issues from pandemic to political intrigue in dramatic works "Contagion," "Side Effects," "The Report" and "The Informant!"

The series was first reported in January 2020.

"Extrapolations" joins other Apple TV+ anthologies, such as "Little America" and upcoming series "Roar."