Here’s some of what’s coming to Apple TV+ in 2021

Mythic Quest returns for a second season in May

Mythic Quest Season 2

Apple TV+ is a little different than most other streaming services on the market.

While platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Crave reveal full lists of what’s coming to their services every month, Apple typically just makes release date announcements on a case-by-case basis.

As a result, this can make it a bit tricky to keep up with when a show or movie is hitting Apple TV+, especially when the service’s content rollout is slower than many of its peers.

Given all of that, we’ve decided to take a look at what we do know is coming to Apple TV+ throughout 2021 and round that up accordingly. It’s especially worth noting Apple TV+’s upcoming content slate if you’re someone who holds a one-year trial to the service through an Apple device purchase, as the tech giant is now extending your free period until July.

Of course, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting production, some release dates may get shifted around. On top of that, Apple may very well buy more content for the service, as it did with Tom Hanks’ Greyhound last year.

With all of that said, see below for a breakdown of what we know is coming to Apple TV+ later in 2021. We’ll also update this story as more release dates are confirmed.


In case you missed them, the second seasons of Dickinson and Servant premiered on January 8th and 15th, respectively, with new episodes for both shows dropping every Friday.

Meanwhile, here’s what else is hitting Apple TV+ this month:

Losing Alice

Losing Alice

Feeling irrelevant, a middle-aged female film director (Ayelet Zurer) becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter (Lihi Kornowski) and throws away her moral integrity to achieve success.

Genre: Psychological thriller
Runtime: Eight episodes
Release date: January 22nd (first episode, new episodes every Friday)


Palmer Justin Timberlake

After a 12-year prison stint, a former high school football star (Justin Timberlake) returns home to try to restart his life, leading him to befriend a young outcast boy (Ryder Allen).

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Release date: January 29th


The Snoopy Show

The Snoopy Show

Produced by Vancouver-based WildBrain, The Snoopy Show follows Peanuts’ iconic beagle on a slew of new adventures.

Genre: Animated, family
Runtime: Six episodes
Release date: February 5th

For All Mankind (Season 2)

For All Mankind

A decade after the events of the first season, the Cold War has reached new heights, leading to the crew having to deal with the militarization of NASA.

Genre: Sci-fi, drama
Runtime: 10 episodes
Release date: February 19th (first episode, new episodes every Friday)

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Billie Eilish

This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Billie Eilish’s debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Genre: Music documentary
Runtime: TBA
Release date: February 26th



Cherry Tom Holland

The Russo Brothers’ first directorial effort post-Avengers: Endgame stars Tom Holland as a medic who suffers from PTSD and resorts to robbing banks to fund his opioid addiction.

Genre: Crime drama
Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Release date: February 26th in theatres, March 12th on Apple TV+


The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

Genre: Drama
Runtime: TBA
Release date: April 30th

A brilliant inventor (Justin Theroux) uproots his family on a dangerous adventure through Mexico.


Mythic Quest (Season 2)

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Nine episodes
Release date: May 7th

In their new roles as co-creative directors, Ian and Poppy struggle with where to take the Mythic Quest game.

It’s worth noting that a special episode titled “Everlight” released on Apple TV+ on April 16th.

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Eight episodes
Release date: May 21st


Lisey’s Story

Genre: Psychological horror
Runtime: Eight episodes
Release date: June 4th

Julianne Moore stars as a widow terrorized by her late husband’s death in this adaptation of Stephen King’s 2006 novel of the same name.

Home Before Dark (Season 2)

Home Before Dark Season 2

Genre: Mystery drama
Runtime: 10 episodes
Release date: June 11th, 2021

Inspired by a real life nine-year old investigative journalist, Hilde Lisko returns to solve a new mystery.


Genre: Comedy-drama
Runtime: 10 episodes
Release date: June 18th

In this 1980s Southern California-set series, Rose Byrne plays a woman who tries to overcome her life’s struggles through the world of aerobics.

Central Park (Season 2)

Genre: Animated comedy
Runtime: TBA
Release date: June 25th

Apple’s acclaimed animated sitcom from the creators of Bob’s Burgers returns in June.




Genre: Musical comedy
Runtime: TBA
Release date: July 16th

Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star in this musical comedy series about a couple who discover a town where everyone acts like it’s a 1940s musical.

Ted Lasso (Season 2)

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 12 episodes
Release date: July 23rd

Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is back for more feel-good comedy as we discover the fate of the AFC Richmond football team.

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Six episodes
Release date: July 30th

British DJ, songwriter and record producer Mark Ronson takes a look at the technology and work that goes into finding the perfect sound for a song.



Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Release date: August 13th

Apple has picked up the rights to well-received Sundance drama Coda, which follows a hearing teenage girl who is a child of deaf adults (CODA).

Summer 2021

The Morning Show (Season 2)

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 10 episodes
Release date: TBA Summer 2021

Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) recover from the UBA debacle and brace for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mr. Corman

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: TBA
Release date: TBA Summer 2021

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a failed musician turned fifth-grade teacher who comedically stumbles through life.

Truth Be Told (Season 2)

Genre: Crime drama
Runtime: TBA
Release date: TBA Summer 2021

Podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) returns to solve a new mystery.

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Genre: Music documentary
Runtime: TBA
Release date: TBA Summer 2021

A documentary about the iconic eponymous American rock band.



Genre: Sci-fi
Runtime: N/A
Release date: TBA Fall 2021

Apple’s sci-fi series based on Isaac Asimov’s iconic novel series of the same name is dropping sometime in late 2021.

See (Season 2)

Genre: Sci-fi drama
Runtime: N/A
Release date: TBA Fall 2021

Jason Momoa returns as Boba Voss as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

TBA 2021

These Apple TV+ originals don’t have specific dates, but we do know that — barring any delays — they should be coming sometime this year:

  • Pachinko (2021) — a TV adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s epic historical novel about a Korean family that adapts to life in Japan
  • Severance (2021) — a thriller series about a program that separates employees’ work and non-work memories, starring Adam Scott and Patricia Arquette

What are you looking forward to from Apple TV+ this year? Let us know in the comments.

Apple TV+ costs $5.99 CAD/month.

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Update 19/02/2021 at 5:25pm ET — Apple has revealed release dates for several of its 2021 series, in addition to releasing a sizzle reel containing footage from some of them. This article has been updated to include this latest information.

Update 2 30/04/2021 at 4:52pm ET — Added pictures, trailers and up-to-date release information for several shows, including Ted Lasso Season 2 and Lisey’s Story.