Now Streaming: Apple TV+ launches with 'Morning Show,' 'For All Mankind'

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Jennifer Aniston, left, and Reese Witherspoon star in “The Morning Show.”

Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


Apple TV+ launches this Friday with a slate of original shows led by “The Morning Show” (TV-MA), a drama set in the cutthroat world of morning TV news starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell; and “For All Mankind” (TV-MA), a mix of historical drama and science fiction in an alternate history where the American space program races to catch the Soviets. It’s from Ronald D. Moore (of “Outlander” and “Battlestar Galactica”) and stars Joel Kinnaman.

Also streaming are the comedy “Dickinson” (TV-14) starring Hailee Steinfeld as a modern Emily Dickinson rebelling against her repressive culture; the sci-fi thriller “See” (TV-MA) with Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard in a future where the human race is blind; and the talk show “Oprah’s Book Club” (TV-PG).

Kids’ programing includes “Ghostwriter” (TV-G) for teens and tweens and the Sesame Street spin-off “Helpsters” (TV-Y).

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 a month and is accessible on Apple devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung smart TVs. Sign up at

Timothée Chalamet is young King Henry V and Robert Pattinson is the Dauphin of France in “The King” (2019, R), a historical drama from filmmaker David Michôd and co-screenwriter/costar Joel Edgerton. It comes to Netflix on Friday, direct from a brief theatrical release.

Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale reprise their stage roles as an estranged couple searching for their missing child in “American Son” (2019, not rated), a screen adaptation of the Broadway play. Streaming Friday on Netflix.

Tom Perrotta adapts his own novel for the seven-part limited series “Mrs. Fletcher” (TV-MA), a half-hour dramedy starring Kathryn Hahn as an empty-nest divorceé exploring a new lust for life and Jackson White as her son losing himself in sex and porn at college. New episodes each Sunday night on all HBO platforms.

Noomi Rapace joins the second season of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (TV-MA) as Ryan (John Krasinski) chases illegal arms to South America. Wendell Pierce co-stars.

Classic pick: Warren Beatty’s epic “Reds” (1981, PG), a sweeping historical drama about the turbulent lives of reporter and author John Reed (Beatty) and bohemian spirit Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won three, including best director for Beatty. Jack Nicholson co-stars as playwright Eugene O’Neill. Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.


The music documentary “Echo in the Canyon” (2019, PG-13) explores the culture that nurtured the melodic folk rock sound of the 1960s.

Streaming TV: The third season of the comedy “Atypical” (TV-MA) and the reality show spinoff “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!” (TV-14) are new this week; both start streaming Friday.


Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter play sisters in Tyler Perry’s raunchy comedy “Nobody’s Fool” (2018, R).


World War II action meets monster movie in “Overlord” (2018, R).


Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale” (2018, R) is a dark, brutal revenge thriller set on the frontier of early 19th century Australia.


The American indie drama “Blindspotting” (2018, R) follows a man (Daveed Diggs) on the final days of probation as his reckless best friend pulls him back into crime.

The sixth and final season of the tech world comedy “Silicon Valley” is underway. New episodes Sunday nights.


“Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House” kicks off the third series of the comic mysteries starring Ashley Jensen as an amateur detective in rural England. Now streaming on Acorn TV.


“Luce,” “Them That Follow,” “Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954—1975,” “The Before Trilogy.”


“A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish,” “10 Minutes Gone,” “Running with the Devil.”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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