Apple is launching its new streaming service in November and they have a lot of original content for us to view.
One of the most anticipated shows that are part of the new service is The Morning Show, and Apple is spending a fortune making sure it will be a success. But will it be worth it? We have all the details about what you can expect from Apple + and exactly how much they spend on The Morning Show.
‘The Morning Show’ is highly anticipated
The second trailer for Apple’s new show, The Morning Show, has just been released and viewers can’t wait for the premiere. The drama comedy goes behind the scenes in the world of morning news and explores the lives of the people who greet you on the TV screen every morning.
It has a great cast line-up, with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, all actors who were part of comedy culture favorites in the past.
During a special Apple event to launch the show, the stars gathered to discuss what viewers can expect from the new show. Aniston gave an interesting interpretation of the concept.
“Because of the prism of those slept on, over-adrenalized people in front of and behind the camera,” she said, “we take an honest look at the complex relationships between women and men in the workplace, and engage in conversation people are a little too afraid to have unless they are behind closed doors. “
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Aniston and Witherspoon earn $ 1.25 million per episode.
‘The Morning Show’ is a big expense for Apple
Apple must have great expectations of The Morning Show. According to Bloomberg, they spend $ 150 million for each season with ten episodes on the show. And they have already signed up for two seasons, meaning they have committed to spending $ 300 million on The Morning Show. Each episode costs the network an average of $ 15 million.
Songs like that make The Morning Show one of the most expensive TV shows ever made. For comparison: Netflix has spent $ 8 million per episode for the last season of Stranger Things, and Amazon has spent $ 8 million per episode on Jack Ryan.
Previously, Netflix’s most expensive show was Thefl, which cost $ 130 million for each season with ten episodes. The Morning Show beat them with $ 20 million.
Apple has big hopes for its new streaming service
Part of the reason Apple is so willing to spend so much money on the Morning Show that it needs a number of headlining shows to draw attention to their new streaming service. Apple + will be launched in November and will become a subscription streaming service similar to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.
They plan to sell subscriptions for $ 9.99 a month and hope to have 50 billion subscribers by 2020. If they can achieve this, they will be fierce competition for Netflix and the other leading streaming services.
In addition to The Morning Show, Apple is working on a whole collection of new shows. They are said to have a budget of more than a billion dollars for original content, so we can expect some interesting new shows. So far we know they are filming Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, See with Jason Momoa, Truth Be Told with Octavia Spencer and Home, a documentary about luxury homes.
With all the effort Apple makes for their new service, it looks like it’s becoming a favorite of viewers. However, money is not always equal to success. Some of the best shows ever made had a small budget. At this point we have to wait until November to find out if it is worth it.