Latest addition to Apple's upcoming TV slate is 'Home' docuseries

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Diverting from the path of scripted fiction shows, Apple has reportedly picked up "Home," a documentary series on unusual houses and the people behind them.




The company has so far ordered 10 episodes, each an hour long, Variety said on Friday. The show is being produced by Altimeter Films, Time Inc. Productions, and Media Weaver Entertainment, with director Matt Tyrnauer at the helm. Tyrnauer is perhaps best known for a 2008 film about fashion designer Valentino Garavani.

Little else is known about the project.

Apple is believed to be working on a small slate of high-budget TV shows for 2019. Some others include an adaptation of Kathleen Barber's "Are You Sleeping," a space drama from "Battlestar Galactica" veteran Ronald D. Moore, and a reboot of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories."

The company's original video efforts on Apple Music, like "Carpool Karaoke" and "Planet of the Apps," have largely failed to attract attention. It's believed that the 2019 shows will be available to anyone with a compatible Apple device, possibly through the "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,195member
    Seem to be kissing a lot of frogs. 
    patchythepiratewatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 21
    mavemufcmavemufc Posts: 326member
    Yeah that sounds like something I won’t be watching😂
  • Reply 3 of 21
    I will definitely watch.
    GeorgeBMacbaconstangpscooter63
  • Reply 4 of 21
    Sounds like an awesome pivot. Broadening the variety of shows broadens the chance of appealing to more people. 

    Of course critics will not hesitate to chastise Apple if any show fails to be a “success”. Even though Amazon and Netflix have failed shows, Apple’s failures will be scrutinized by a factor of 1000. 


    GeorgeBMacwatto_cobrabaconstangpscooter63StrangeDays
  • Reply 5 of 21
    GG1GG1 Posts: 201member
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    eightzeropatchythepiratewatto_cobrabaconstangpscooter63
  • Reply 6 of 21
    mavemufc said:
    Yeah that sounds like something I won’t be watchingߘ⦬t;/div>
    Don't write it off too soon. Perhaps when the architect or designer is explaining some unique or other historical aspect of the house, they will have them turn into an alien, or they can have the owner focus on the sexual escapades that occurred in different rooms or even recreate famous murders that have happened.  Otherwise, how else will they get folks to watch? What else could be interesting about houses besides the design, construction,history, architecture, features, occupants, function, etc., that would be of interest to viewers.
    edited January 5 baconstang
  • Reply 7 of 21
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,607member
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
  • Reply 8 of 21
    GG1GG1 Posts: 201member
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
    Maybe not a residential home...
    watto_cobrabaconstang
  • Reply 9 of 21
    Sounds like an awesome pivot. Broadening the variety of shows broadens the chance of appealing to more people. 

    Of course critics will not hesitate to chastise Apple if any show fails to be a “success”. Even though Amazon and Netflix have failed shows, Apple’s failures will be scrutinized by a factor of 1000. 


    If I have 500 shows debuting and 10 of them fail, no one is really going to pay attention.  But if I have 5 shows debuting and all of them fail... yeah, people might notice.  Don't make excuses for shoddy work.  Everything Apple has debuted so far?  It deserves all the criticism it gets in my opinion.  This new faux-HGTV retread of MTV Cribs sounds like a faux-HGTV retread of MTV Cribs.   At some point, Apple is going to score a hit.  I mean, they can't keep striking out like they're doing now.  I could be wrong, hell, I'm often wrong if you ask my wife, but this new show is going to hit the glove just like Planet and Carpool.  Until they get that hit, the criticism is warranted.  Imo, of course
  • Reply 10 of 21
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,607member
    GG1 said:
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
    Maybe not a residential home...
    Its not a home...plain and simple!
  • Reply 11 of 21
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
    Maybe not a residential home...
    Its not a home...plain and simple!
    It’s not Apple’s corporate Home?  Is that still at 1 Infinity Loop??
  • Reply 12 of 21
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,340member
    Sounds like an awesome pivot. Broadening the variety of shows broadens the chance of appealing to more people. 

    Of course critics will not hesitate to chastise Apple if any show fails to be a “success”. Even though Amazon and Netflix have failed shows, Apple’s failures will be scrutinized by a factor of 1000. 


    I can't say much on the broad appeal of the show worldwide, but it should clean up in the UK.  The whole country is house-obsessed, which is odd because most of the country can't afford one.

    I'm glad you put "success" in quotes because the problem with the folk who brand the shows a "failure" is that they don't have access to the information to tell them that. So when they say the shows are failure, what they really mean is either:

    I saw it, and I personally didn't like it.

    but most likely they mean:

    I haven't seen it, but I read the interwebs where a whole of people who also haven't seen it said they didn't like it.

    To say whether the show is a success or not, we need two rather vital bits of information.

    What was the criteria for success.
    Did it meet the criteria for success.

    And of course when you're looking at a show like Planet of the Apps, the criteria for success is probably not as simple as "lots of people have to watch it". The criteria for this particular show might have been to provide an insight into the development process with a view to attracting more developers to the iOS platform.

    The developers I know who've seen it actually loved the concept. 
    Three of them have decided to develop apps for iOS (and also Android as it happens)
    One of them went to work for a software house specialising in mobile apps.
    None of them liked Will I. Am (so from the developers I know, the show wasn't a total hit)  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    StrangeDays
  • Reply 13 of 21
    dachardachar Posts: 330member
    It is tempting to think Apple is running around like headless chickens with it’s original video programs so far. They need to be given time to set up the infrastructure, recruit staff at all levels and build a portfolio of programs. They also need to identify who is there target audience, world wide or just a few countries.

    Apple appears to be picking safe options for new programs. Things may only really take off when they have some unexpected hits. Once they are better established more original program writers and directors will want to offer their programs to Apple.

    Apple can commit huge financial resources if they wish. Give it time, this is likely to be a long term project for Apple. 
  • Reply 14 of 21
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,607member
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
    Maybe not a residential home...
    Its not a home...plain and simple!
    It’s not Apple’s corporate Home?  Is that still at 1 Infinity Loop??
    You mean 1 Infinite Loop? Where does this show have a description of corporate homes? Show me please!
  • Reply 15 of 21
    Notsofast said:
    mavemufc said:
    Yeah that sounds like something I won’t be watchingߘ⦬t;/div>
    Don't write it off too soon. Perhaps when the architect or designer is explaining some unique or other historical aspect of the house, they will have them turn into an alien, or they can have the owner focus on the sexual escapades that occurred in different rooms or even recreate famous murders that have happened.  Otherwise, how else will they get folks to watch? What else could be interesting about houses besides the design, construction,history, architecture, features, occupants, function, etc., that would be of interest to viewers.
    It would definitely be an interest to some viewers, but not for me, which is exactly why I said its not something I would watch.
  • Reply 16 of 21
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,334member
    Maybe it is an irreverent take on a reverential idea originally put up by Johnny Ive?

    this is pretty what I posted earlier in macrumors

    Ten episodes each featuring a particular architect, interviewed with a white background of course while said architect passionately and overemphasisingly wanks on about their design choices. These designs are for houses paid for by self important people who do not know what to do with their money wanting to make a statement about their their own cultural superiority and lacking the awareness of how the show could make them look. Leavened with hiRes, slow motion cuts to the design aspect, and the occasional interview with the owners struggling to explain why they liked it.

    It could be truly excellent satire. Even better if narrated by Jeremy Clarkson doing a half arsed impersonation of David Attenborough.

    i would watch that.
    edited January 6
  • Reply 17 of 21
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,374member
    macxpress said:
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...
    Maybe not a residential home...
    Its not a home...plain and simple!
    It’s not Apple’s corporate Home?  Is that still at 1 Infinity Loop??
    You mean 1 Infinite Loop? Where does this show have a description of corporate homes? Show me please!
    You replied to a comment that said it wasn't "a residential home" by saying that "its not a home...plain and simple!" @greginprague 's point was very clear and yet you choose to write a statement that would exclude Apple Park as Apple's HQ, the home of the Steve Jobs Theater, the home to a yet undiscovered type of beetle, the home of Apple's future breakthroughs, etc.
    GG1
  • Reply 18 of 21
    I would much rather see a show like This Old House only aimed at making old homes into smart homes, with a section about new smart homes.
  • Reply 19 of 21
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...

    With chairs as expensive as those, I'll bet some people just live there!!
  • Reply 20 of 21
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,607member
    macxpress said:
    GG1 said:
    I hope Apple Park is included.
    Apple Park is not a home...

    With chairs as expensive as those, I'll bet some people just live there!!
    Some employees practically do anyways. 
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