Apple TV+ announces return dates

Apple TV+ today unveiled the premiere dates for highly anticipated, hit series set to return with new seasons this spring, beginning with “The Mosquito Coast” continuing its high-stakes journey in season two on Friday, 4 November; celebrated workplace comedy “Mythic Quest” returning for season three on Friday, 11 November; widely acclaimed spy drama “Slow Horses” season two premiering on Friday, 2 December; and, the Independent Spirit Award-nominated anthology “Little America” returning with eight brand new, heartfelt instalments on Friday, 9 December.

The new seasons will premiere alongside an expanding slate of series and films from today’s biggest storytellers also debuting this spring on Apple TV+ including Peter Farrelly’s latest film “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” starring Zac Efron and making its global debut on Apple TV+ this Friday, 30 September; “Shantaram,” the new Apple Original starring Charlie Hunnam and based on the internationally best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts premiering on Friday, 14 October; “Causeway,” the acclaimed new Apple Original film starring and produced by Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence premiering on Friday, 4 November; and, “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” the new documentary feature about singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist Selena Gomez that will also debut Friday, 4 November, on Apple TV+.

New seasons debuting this spring on Apple TV+ include:


Season two premieres Friday, 4 November

Based on Paul Theroux’s best-selling novel and starring Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish, and Gabriel Bateman, “The Mosquito Coast” follows the dangerous journey of Allie Fox, a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist, who uproots his family on a dangerous quest to find refuge from the U.S. government, cartels, and hitmen. In season two, after barely escaping Mexico with their lives, the Foxes venture deep into the Guatemalan jungle to meet up with an old friend and her community of refugees. This new refuge creates trouble for the Foxes though when they become entangled in a conflict between the scions of a local drug lord. At odds about whether to settle down or keep moving, Allie and Margot pursue different paths to secure their family’s future. The outcome of which will either unite the family or tear it apart forever. 

The second season of “The Mosquito Coast” is executive produced by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Stefan Schwartz, Evan Katz, Rupert Wyatt, author Paul Theroux, and series star Justin Theroux. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman serve as executive producers for Veritas Entertainment Group. The series is created for television and executive produced by Neil Cross. Developed by Neil Cross & Tom Bissell, “The Mosquito Coast” is a Fremantle Production for Apple TV+.

“The Mosquito Coast” season two will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly through Friday, 6 January, 2023. 


Season three premieres Friday, 11 November

Returning for its highly anticipated 10-episode third season this spring, “Mythic Quest” is the workplace comedy from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz that follows a group of video game developers tasked with building worlds, moulding heroes and creating legends, but the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game — they happen in the office. 

In season three, as Ian and Poppy navigate the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, Dana is forced to play mediator to her bosses’ incessant bickering. Back at Mythic Quest, David settles into his new role as the boss where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time with Jo returning as his assistant — more loyal and militant than ever; and Carol attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad tries to return to society as a reformed man. 

“Mythic Quest” is executive produced by McElhenney and Day under their RCG banner, Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel on behalf of 3Arts, and Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot for Ubisoft Film and Television. Hornsby and Ganz also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft.

“Mythic Quest” season three will premiere with the first two episodes on Friday, 11 November, followed by one new episode weekly through Friday, 6 January, 2023.


Season two premieres Friday, 2 December

Following its first season, Apple’s hit espionage series “Slow Horses” was renewed for a two-season order, with new seasons set to be adapted from the next two novels in the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning Mick Herron series “Slough House.”

Starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman, “Slow Horses” season two is directed by Jeremy Lovering and finds long-buried Cold War secrets emerge which threaten to bring carnage to the streets of London. When a liaison with Russian villains takes a fatal turn, our hapless heroes must overcome their individual failings and raise their spy game in a race to prevent a catastrophic incident.

“Slow Horses” is a darkly humorous espionage drama that follows a dysfunctional team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping-ground department of MI5 known un-affectionately as Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies, who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes as they frequently find themselves blundering around the smoke and mirrors of the espionage world. The ensemble cast includes Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan and Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce.

The series is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films and adapted for television by Will Smith (“Veep”). Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Douglas Urbanski, Gail Mutrux, Will Smith, Jane Robertson and Graham Yost serve as executive producers on the series. Saul Metzstein is set to direct the third season.

Season two will premiere with two episodes followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through 30 December.


Season two premieres Friday, 9 December

Inspired by the true stories featured in Vox Media Studios’ Epic Magazine, “Little America” is a BAFTA, Independent Spirit, NAACP Image and GLAAD Media Award-nominated series that goes beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever.

Hailing from executive producers Emmy nominee Lee Eisenberg, Academy Award nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Academy Award winner Siân Heder, Emmy Award winner Alan Yang and Epic Magazine, the second season of the series will explore eight incredible stories inspired by real people from around the world, including a Belizian woman (Stacy Rose) who works for a Hasidic family in New York, a Korean man (Ki Hong Lee) who makes hats for the Black church community in 1980s Detroit, and the story of a 40-something Japanese woman in Columbus, Ohio (Shiori Ideta)  whose dream is to assemble an all-women’s baseball league to fulfill her lifelong passion for the sport.

“Little America” is written and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg (“WeCrashed,” “The Office,” “Good Boys”), who serves as showrunner, and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick,” “Silicon Valley”), Emily V. Gordon (“The Big Sick”), Alan Yang (“Master of None,” “Parks and Recreation”), Siân Heder (“CODA,” “Tallulah,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Epic Magazine’s Joshuah Bearman (“Argo”), Joshua Davis (“Spare Parts”) and Arthur Spector (“Breaking”). Heder also serves as co-showrunner alongside Eisenberg. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

The complete second season will premiere with eight new instalments on Friday, 9 December.


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