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CODA global film premiere, the season finale of SCHMIGADOON!, and more, new on Apple TV+ today

Following its history making and Grand Jury Prize Award-winning debut at the Sundance Film Festival, the critically acclaimed, highly anticipated Apple Original Film “CODA” makes its global debut today on Apple TV+.

CODA
Global film premiere 

Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant).

But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

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Written and directed by Siân Heder (Tallulah, Little America), CODA was presented in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and went on to be honoured with an unprecedented four awards at the festival: the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. 

Global premiere today, Friday, 13 August on Apple TV+.

Schmigadoon!
Season finale

Schmigadoon!, a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels, stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

The first season of the six-episode series also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.

Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Cinco Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original music for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Cecily Strong serves as producer, and Ken Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video. 

In the season finale episode, “How We Change,” with the election looming, Mildred relentlessly ramps up her campaign. Josh and Melissa face their true feelings for each other.

The season finale of “Schmigadoon!” premieres today, Friday, 13 August on Apple TV+.

Home Before Dark
Season two finale

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A dramatic, mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak, and directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu. In season two, when a mysterious explosion hits a local farm, reporter Hilde Lisko (Prince) begins an investigation that will lead her to fight a powerful and influential corporation – with the health of her family and Erie Harbour in the balance. 

In the season two finale, “The Smoking Gun,” Matt and Hilde finally get answers. The Liskos struggle to convince the town to join their fight.

Season finale premieres today, Friday, 13 August on Apple TV+.

Ted Lasso
New episode – Season 2, Episode 4

On the heels of breaking records by becoming the most-nominated debut comedy series in Emmy history with 20 nominations, the SAG, Critics’ Choice Award and Golden Globe Award winning, global hit series returns for season two. Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Jason Sudeikis & Bill Lawrence & Joe Kelly & Brendan Hunt, and is based on pre-existing format/characters from NBC Sports.

In this week’s new episode, “Carol of the Bells,” It’s Christmas in Richmond. Rebecca enlists Ted for a secret mission; Roy and Keeley search for a miracle, and the Higginses open up their home.

Episode four, season two of “Ted Lasso” season two premieres today, Friday, 13 August on Apple TV+.

Mr. Corman
New episode – Season 1, Episode 3

Written, directed, produced by and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception, Don Jon), Mr. Corman follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, an artist at heart but not by trade. Things haven’t been going his way lately – his lifelong dream of a career in music didn’t pan out and he finds himself teaching fifth grade at a school in the San Fernando Valley, his ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy has moved in. Aware that he still has a lot to be thankful for, Josh struggles nevertheless through universal feelings of anxiety, loneliness and self-doubt.

Darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, this relatable comedy-drama speaks for our contemporary generation of 30-somethings – rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and working to become grown-ups sometime before they’re senior citizens.

In this week’s new episode, “Happy Birthday,” Josh compares God to a pretend mouse.

The third episode of “Mr. Corman” premieres today, Friday, 13 August on Apple TV+.


COMING SOON

Truth Be Told (season two) – Friday, 20 August, 2021
See (season two) – Friday, 27 August, 2021
Come From Away – Friday, 10 September, 2021
Morning Wars (season two) – Friday, 17 September, 2021
Foundation – Friday, 24 September, 2021
The Velvet Underground – Friday, 15 October, 2021
Invasion – Friday, 22 October, 2021
Finch – Friday, 5 November, 2021
The Shrink Next Door – Friday, 12 November, 2021

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