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What's new on Apple TV Plus in April 2022: Slow Horses, Live Baseball, and more
What’s new on Apple TV Plus in April 2022? The streaming service launches its first live sports event with MLB Friday Night Baseball. It will also debut several new series, including three dramas, a children’s show, and a docuseries about one of the greatest basketball stars of all time. Be sure to also check out our list of every show and movie streaming on Apple TV Plus.
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MLB Friday Night Baseball and MLB Big Inning (April 8)
Apple shocked the streaming world a few weeks ago when it announced it had made a deal with Major League Baseball. Starting April 8, Apple TV Plus will begin streaming two live MLB games on Friday nights during the 2022 season. There will also be pre- and post-game shows on those nights, and Apple TV Plus will run a 24/7 channel with highlights, replays, news, classic games, on-demand MLB shows, and more. There will also be MLB Big Inning, a weeknight show with all of the day’s highlights, news, and season analysis.
Slow Horses Season 1 (April 1)
Based on the novel of the same name by Mick Herron, this six-part series is a very different take on the spy genre. Gary Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the head of Slough House, a division of the famed MI5 UK spy organization. However, no one there wants to go to Slough House. It’s where agents who fail in their missions get sent to spend their time with paper-pushing work.
The series shows that the group may be put to good use after all with a major spy threat. The series also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Olivia Cooke, and Jonathan Pryce.
Pinecone and Pony Season One (April 8)
This Dreamworks Animation children’s series is based on the book The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton. Pinecone is a young girl with a horse named Pony as her partner. Together, this duo goes on adventures in their fantasy kingdom.
Roar (April 15)
This is an eight-episode anthology series, with each episode featuring a new story about an ordinary woman who manages to get caught in some very odd situations. Episodes will feature fantasy, sci-fi, and horror themes. Nicole Kidman, an executive producer of the show, will also star in one of the episodes. The series features an all-star cast of actors, including Issa Rae, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Nick Kroll, Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, Daniel Dae Kim, Jake Johnson, and many more.
They Call Me Magic (April 22)
This docuseries centers on Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who first gained attention for his tremendous skills as a basketball player, first for Michigan State and later in the NBA as part of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. In 1991, he made the shocking announcement that he was retiring from basketball because he had contracted HIV.
However, that didn’t stop him from launching several successful business ventures designed to help predominately Black communities. The series will feature interviews with Magic and other people in his personal and professional life.
Shining Girls (April 29)
Elizabeth Moss takes a break from her hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale to star in this new eight-part limited series. She plays Kirby Mazrachi, a newspaper archivist in Chicago who has recently been assaulted by an unknown person. However, she soon finds out that a new murder seems similar to her assault.
With the help of a fellow journalist, played by Wagner Moura, she tries to solve these dual mysteries before her assailant can strike again. However, she’s also experiencing some issues in dealing with shifting realities.
Reminder: Watch the Oscar-winning best picture Coda
The 2022 Academy Awards named Coda the Best Picture of 2021. It’s the first Best Picture winner from a streaming service, and you can watch it right now on Apple TV Plus. It tells the story of Ruby, who was born to deaf parents. She discovers in high school she has a talent for singing, and she wants to go to college to pursue it as a career. However, her parents claim they need her to stay home and help with the family business.
In addition to the Best Picture win, Coda also won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, and deaf actor Troy Kotsur won for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ruby’s father, Frank.