This Friday 8/12, Apple TV+ premieres the following shows:

Five Days at Memorial

Five Days at Memorial – Global premiere

Based on actual events and adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial” is an eight-episode limited series that chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
“Five Days at Memorial” is executive produced and written by Carlton Cuse and John Ridley. The series is directed by Cuse, Ridley and Wendey Stanzler, and stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W. Earl Brown.

The first three episodes of “Five Days at Memorial” premiere this Friday, August 12, 2022.


Loot – season finale

Recently renewed for a second season, “Loot” is a hit Apple original comedy series from creators Alan Yang (“Little America,” “Master of None”) and Matt Hubbard (“30 Rock,” “Forever”) that follows Molly (played by Maya Rudolph), a woman whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billion dollars. In addition to Rudolph, the series stars an ensemble cast, including Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez, Joel Kim Booster, Ron Funches, Nat Faxon and more.
Created, written and executive produced by Yang and Hubbard, “Loot” is also executive produced by Rudolph through her production company, Animal Pictures, with Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens also executive producing. Dave Becky of 3 Arts executive produces. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, serves as the studio.
In the season one finale episode, “The Silver Moon Summit,” at the Silver Moon Summit in Corsica, Molly must make a choice between her past and her future.

The season one finale of “Loot” premieres today, Friday, August 12 on Apple TV+.

All Mankind

For All Mankind – season three finale

Recently renewed for a fourth season, the third season of the alternate-reality series takes viewers to a new decade, moving into the early ‘90s with a high-octane race to a new planetary frontier: MARS. The Red Planet becomes the new front in the Space Race not only for the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake. Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion.
The ensemble cast returning for season three includes Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt, along with new series regular Edi Gathegi who will play ‘Dev Ayesa,’ a charismatic visionary with his sights set on the stars.
In the season three finale, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” the Martian crew debates how to save the life of one of their own.

The season finale of “For All Mankind” season three will premiere Friday, August 12 on Apple TV+.

Lucys School

Lucy’s School – New Peanuts Special

“Lucy’s School,” is the newest original special hailing from Apple’s partnership with Peanuts and WildBrain, celebrating educators and based on the classic “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in spring, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. “Lucy’s School” is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears.
Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Raymond S. Persi (“It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown”), written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano, who also executive produce alongside Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi, and is produced by James Brown and Timothy Jason Smith.

“Lucy’s School,” the latest original Peanuts special, premieres Friday, August 12 on Apple TV+.


Surface – New episode

Set in high-end San Francisco, “Surface,” stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“The Morning Show”) as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and a shocking love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets? “Surface” is a story of self- discovery which contemplates if we are pre-programmed to become who we are, or if we choose our own identity.
The ensemble cast also includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Stephan James (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Ari Graynor (“I’m Dying Up Here”), Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Secrets & Lies”), François Arnaud (“I Killed My Mother”) and Millie Brady (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”). In this week’s new episode, “It Comes in waves,” a risky choice lands Sophie in the throes of a hallucinogenic trip that makes her question what kind of person she really is—or was.

The fifth episode of “Surface” premieres Friday, August 12 on Apple TV+.


Trying – New episode

After a dramatic end to season two, the eight-episode third season picks up with Nikki (BAFTA nominee Esther Smith) and Jason (SAG Award nominee Rafe Spall) waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep hold of them, which proves to be trickier than they initially thought. Thrown straight into the parental deep end, Nikki and Jason’s relationships with each other and with their nearest and dearest are tested as they desperately try to navigate the ups and downs of parenting — while hanging onto their kids, and their sanity.
In addition to Smith and Spall, the season three cast includes Eden Togwell (as Princess), Mickey McAnulty (as Tyler), Oliver Chris (as Freddy), Sian Brooke (as Karen), Darren Boyd (as Scott) and Robyn Cara (as Jen). In this week’s new episode of “Trying” season three, “Pick a Side,” Jason makes a huge sacrifice for Tyler. Nikki attempts some love with Princess. Freddy tries a different sort of group therapy.

The fifth episode of “Trying” season three premieres Friday, August 12.