Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV Plus, focuses on original content. Even though the service is relatively new, it has already produced some blockbuster TV shows like Ted Lasso and The Morning Show. Apple continues to expand the content on its network, attracting big stars and directors.

This guide focuses on the best Apple TV shows, but if you prefer movies, we also have a guide covering Best Movies on Apple TV.

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How much does an Apple TV Plus subscription cost?

Apple TV Plus costs AED 27.99 per month. Apple usually runs some good promotions, such as three free months or three months when you buy an Apple device, so keep an eye out for that.

Here is the list of the best Apple TV shows in Dubai and the UAE. We go through all new shows released on Apple TV Plus every week, so bookmark this page and keep checking for new series that are added.

Constellation

Thriller | Rating: 18+

Constellation, premiering February 21 on Apple TV+, joins the platform’s stellar lineup of high-budget sci-fi with a psychological twist. 

Noomi Rapace stars in this edge-of-your-seat series, playing an astronaut returning from a harrowing ordeal in space, only to find Earth as disorienting as the disaster she escaped. 

Directed by Emmy winner Michelle MacLaren, known for her work on Breaking Ba and The X-Files, Constellation promises a gripping journey into the mind of its protagonist as she grapples with her altered reality.

The New Look

Bio, Drama | Rating: 18+

Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, The New Look is a World War II-era thriller that centres on the pivotal moment in the Twentieth Century when Paris led the world back to life through its fashion icons: Christian Dior, whose creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II. The interwoven saga will include the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals: the grand dame Coco Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and more.

The cast of The New Look includes Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior, Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel, Maisie Williams as Catherine Dior, John Malkovich and Glenn Close. Don’t miss it on Apple TV+ when it streams on February 14, 2024.

Masters of the Air – Limited Series

Action, Drama | Rating: 18+

Get ready to take flight with Apple TV+’s Masters of the Air, the anticipated miniseries premiering on January 26, 2024.

During WWII, five miles above the ground and behind enemy lines, a group of soldiers on board a bomber plane known as the “Flying Fortress” battle unrelenting flocks of German fighters. The airmen risk their lives with the 100th Bomb Group, a brotherhood forged by courage, loss and triumph. 

The series stars Austin Butler, Callum Turner and Anthony Boyle.

Criminal Record Season 1

Crime, Drama | Rating: 18+

An anonymous phone call revives an old murder case, pitting two brilliant investigators against each other. One is a talented but novice young woman, and the other is a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. Despite their differences, they both have to work together to solve the case. As the investigation progresses, they confront issues of race and institutional failure, and are forced to overcome their differences in order to achieve justice. In a polarized Britain, the two detectives find themselves facing complex cases that cannot be solved easily. Can they find common ground and bring justice to the victim?

Criminal Record stars Cush Jumbo, Peter Capaldi and Dionne Brown, and you can watch it on Apple TV+ January 10, 2024.

Slow Horses Season 3

Drama, Thriller | Rating: 18+

In the murky underbelly of MI5, a dysfunctional team of disgraced spies known as the “Slow Horses” is thrust back into the heart of high-stakes espionage. Led by the irascible yet brilliant Jackson Lamb, the Slow Horses must navigate a labyrinth of international intrigue, political manoeuvring, and deadly threats.

The series stars Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas and streams on Apple TV+ starting November 29, 2023.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Season 1

Action, Adventure | Rating: 18+

Set in the aftermath of the epic battle between Godzilla and the Titans, which revealed the existence of monsters to the world, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters follows a new generation of Monarch operatives as they uncover a global conspiracy that threatens to unleash the Titans upon the world once again.

The series stars Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell and Anna Sawai and you can watch it on Apple TV+ starting November 17, 2023.

The Buccaneers

Drama | Rating: 18+

If you are a fan of period dramas, you have to check out the new series on Apple TV+ “The Buccaneers”, which is set in 1870 in London and follows a group of fun- loving American girls burst onto the scene in tightly corseted, kicking off an Anglo American culture clash. Sent to secure husbands and status, the girls’ hearts are set on much more than that.

The series is directed by Susanna White and stars Guy Remmers, Matthew Broome and Simone Kirby, and set to hit Apple TV+ on November 8, 2023.

For All Mankind Season 4

Drama, SciFi | Rating: 18+

For All Mankind season four takes place in the year 2003, eight years after the events of Season 3. As the season progresses, the stakes continue to rise as the various factions vying for control of the asteroid mining industry clash. The future of humanity in space hangs in the balance, and the choices that are made will have far-reaching consequences. 

The series stars Joel Kinnamn, Toby Kebbell and Krys Marshall, and you can watch it on Apple TV+ starting November 10, 2023.

Curses!

Animation, Action | Rating: E

Curses! is a new animated series coming to Apple TV+ on October 27, 2023. The series is about a family who is cursed by a witch.

The father is turned to stone, and the kids have to break the curse before it’s too late. Curses! is a spooky adventure comedy with stunning animation and a great voice cast such as Rhys Darby and James Marsters and more.

The Enfield Poltergeist

Docu, Horror | Rating: 18+

In 1977, a family in Enfield, England experienced a series of strange and terrifying phenomena. Objects moved around on their own, strange voices could be heard, and the family members were scratched and bitten by unseen forces. The case attracted the attention of the media and paranormal investigators, and became one of the most well-documented cases of alleged paranormal activity in history.

You can watch The Enfield Poltergeist on Apple TV+ in 27 October.

Still Up Season 1

Action, Comedy | Rating: 18+

Still Up is a romantic comedy between two insomniacs who connect online and form a deep bond. It follows the lives of Lisa, a free-spirited illustrator struggling to come to terms with the birth of her daughter, and Danny, a socially anxious journalist working on a story about insomnia.

Lisa and Danny met in an online insomnia support group and immediately hit it off. They discover they have a lot in common, but there is one tiny problem: they don’t know their real names yet and haven’t even met in person. Will they do any of those things, and when they do, what will happen to their lovely online relationship? Only one way to find out. By watching this series online on Apple TV+.

The Morning Show Season 3

Drama | Rating: 18+

The third season of The Morning Show will pick up where the second season left off. The future of UBA is in question after a tech titan takes an interest in the network, and loyalties are pushed to the brink. Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) is still fighting to retain her job as a top news anchor, and Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) is still trying to find her place in the world of morning news.

After the shooting incident in season two, Alex and Bradley try to rebuild their careers. Alex becomes the new editor-in-chief of UBA, while Bradley becomes an independent investigative journalist.

Meanwhile, Bradley tries to investigate allegations of corruption within UBA. This investigation leads her to uncover dark secrets about the news network.

In addition to Aniston and Witherspoon, the third season will star Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Julianna Margulies, and Greta Lee. The show was created by Kerry Ehrin and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

The Changeling Season 1

Thriller | Rating: 18+

The Changeling is Apple TV+’s entry into the yearly ‘haunted house’ series we see from every streamer.

The series follows the story of Apollo and Anthony, a father and son duo, who move into a new home and soon realize that there is a ghost amongst them. Apollo is a composer by profession who sought out a change of scenery for himself and his son after the tragic loss of his wife.

However, they soon realize that a ghost is terrorizing them with strange experiences around the house. As they dig deeper, they learn that the spirit belongs to a young boy murdered by his wealthy father and was never brought to justice. Apollo and Anthony promise to find justice for the boy and set him free from the house that’s binding him like a curse. 

The psychological horror drama is based on Victor LaValle’s novel of the same name. It stars LaKeith Stanfield, Jonelle Gunderson, Emy Coligado, and Elena Hust.

Invasion season 2

Action, Fantasy | Rating: 18+

Apple TV+’s sci-fi series, as the name would suggest, is about an alien invasion told through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe in real-time.

In the second season, which picks up a few months after the events of the first season, aliens seem to have made significant progress in their invasion of Earth and have adapted to the planet. Humans are still struggling to cope and are finding ways to survive and fight back against the very unfriendly aliens.

While not much is known about what the second season will entail, the Simon Kinberg (producer of X-Men, Deadpool 2) and David Weil (Citadel) show promises an even more action-packed and suspenseful season about the story of survival, hope, and the power of the human spirit.

Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn

Documentary | Rating: 12

The four-part documentary series will tell the story of Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan and Renault, his arrest in Japan for financial misconduct in 2018, and his subsequent escape from house arrest in December 2019, where he fled to Lebanon. 

The series will explore the events leading up to Ghosn’s arrest, escape, and aftermath. It will feature interviews with people who were involved in the case, including prosecutors, lawyers, and journalists, as well as from Ghosn himself.

The series is directed by Alexis Printemps and produced by John Battsek.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.

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