Apple has made a deal with DHX Media to produce new Peanuts content for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming service, according to Variety. The streaming service is expected to debut in the first half of 2019.
DHX and its subsidiary, Peanuts Worldwide, will develop and produce original series, specials and shorts based on the classic gang of characters created by Charles M. Schulz, the article adds. As part of the partnership, DHX will produce original short-form STEM content that will be exclusive to Apple featuring astronaut Snoopy.
This will be Apple’s 27th scripted series. Upcoming original programming titles from Apple include:
"Are You Sleeping,"
"Home," "Little America,"
An untitled Damien Chazelle drama,
an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston/Steve Carrell dramedy, “Dickinson” (a half-hour comedy starring Hailee Stenifeld),
an Ronald D. Moore science-fiction drama dubbed “For All Mankind,”
An untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series,
A TV series adaption of “Foundation,” the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy,
The half-hour dramedy “Little Voices” from producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles,
“Little America” from the screenwriters (Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani) of “The Big Sick” and producer/writer Lee Eisenberg,
A drama series about pre-teen investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak,
A TV series based on the “Time Bandits” movie,
An English-language adaptation of the French short-form series Canal+, “See,” a world-building drama set in the future,
A series based on the bestselling 2017 novel “Pachinko,”
A half-hour scripted comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, “Defending Jacob” starring Chris Evans,
A series produced by Anonymous Content and based on the New York Times article, “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change,”
An AAU basketball drama series dubbed Swagger from NBA superstar Kevin Durant,
“My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” a limited TV series for Apple. The one-hour limited drama stars and is executive produced by Jennifer Garner and executive produced by J.J. Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner. Based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein, “the story showcases the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit as it follows an extraordinary group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant.”