Five Apple TV+ shows premiering Jan. 27 get new trailers
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Apple has released new trailers for shows on Apple TV+ that include "The Reluctant Traveler," "Shrinking," "Dear Edward," and "Hello Tomorrow!"
The company uploaded the trailers on its YouTube channel and unveiled them at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.
A comedy called "Shrinking," premieres on January 27, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday. It stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segel.
"Shrinking" follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making massive changes to people's lives, including his own.
Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, and Lukita Maxwell star alongside Ford and Segel.
Writers include Emmy Award-winning "Ted Lasso" executive producer Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning "Ted Lasso" star, writer, co-executive producer Brett Goldstein, and Segel.
The new series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence is under an overall deal, and Lawrence's Doozer Productions. Lawrence, Segel, Goldstein, Neil Goldman, James Ponsoldt, Randall Winston, Jeff Ingold, and Liza Katzer serve as executive producers. Lawrence, Segel, and Goldstein created the series and wrote the first episode, which Ponsoldt directed.
Apple's "Dear Edward" is a series of ten episodes written, showrun, and executive produced by Jason Katims. It will debut the first three episodes on February 3, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through March 24, 2023.
It's based on Ann Napolitano's bestselling and acclaimed novel of the same name. "Dear Edward," tells the story of Edward Adler (played by O'Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family.
The cast includes Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton, SAG Award winner Taylor Schilling and newcomer Colin O'Brien.
Katims serves as the showrunner, and executive produces through True Jack Productions alongside Jeni Mulein. Author Napolitano also serves as executive producer alongside Fisher Stevens, who will direct the first episode and serves as executive producer on the pilot episode.
"Hello Tomorrow!" is a series of ten episodes that will debut on February 17, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through April 7, 2023. Set in a retro-future world, "Hello Tomorrow!" centers around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares.
Emmy and Critics Choice Award winner Billy Crudup is starring in the comedy and also serves as executive producer. The cast includes Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Dewshane Williams, Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Matthew Maher, and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver.
Co-created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen, "Hello Tomorrow!" is produced by MRC Television. Stephen Falk, Jonathan Entwistle, Bhalla, and Jansen serve as executive producers alongside Crudup. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, and Noah Weinstein serve as executive producers for Mortal Media.
The Reluctant Traveler
Hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Eugene Levy ("Schitt's Creek"), "The Reluctant Traveler" premieres on February 24.
It follows Levy as he visits some of the world's most beautiful destinations, experiencing local adventures with new friends, including immersing in a sound bath in the Maldives, ice floating in Finland, connecting with the Navajo Nation in Utah, and captaining a sailboat in Lisbon.
"The Reluctant Traveler" is produced for Apple TV+ by Twofour and is executive produced by Levy and David Brindley.
The Big Door Prize
Apple also unveiled the first look at "The Big Door Prize," a comedy created by Emmy Award winner David West Read ("Schitt's Creek"). It's set to debut sometime in the spring of 2023.
Based on M.O. Walsh's novel of the same name, "The Big Door Prize" tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident's true life potential.
The series of ten episodes stars a cast led by Chris O'Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Ally Maki, Josh Segarra, Damon Gupton, Crystal Fox, Sammy Fourlas, and Djouliet Amara.
"The Big Door Prize" is produced by Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon, while Read serves as showrunner and executive producer.