Apple’s streaming service hasn’t launched yet; however, the firm has already canceled Bastards, one of the original shows it was planning for apple TV Plus.
It was an issue of artistic differences between Apple executives and Bastards showrunners Howard Gordon and Warren Leight. Bastards was conceived as an eight-episode series about two best friends who served together through the Vietnam War. Their lives take a miserable, monotonous turn after they return home; however, everything changes 50 years later when the woman they had been both in love with is killed in a crash. Their ire and resentment toward the world boil over, and they go on a shooting rampage.
Gordon and Leight wanted to concentrate on the darker elements of the story, and Apple executives disagreed. Instead, they reportedly wanted Gordon and Leight to give attention to the more uplifting tale of friendship between the two men, one of whom was purported to be played by Richard Gere.
The decision speaks volumes to Apple’s programming attitudes. The corporate has reportedly planned from the beginning for its offerings to be household-friendly, to make nearly all of its content material accessible to everybody.
Apple TV Plus will likely have more in common with Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, than HBO Now. Disney+ is also coming with a few original series geared toward households. Unlike Disney, nonetheless, Apple doesn’t have a back catalog of beloved films and TV exhibits that people can snack on while awaiting new shows.
More details on Apple TV Plus, along with an official launch date and subscription cost, are expected to be introduced at next week’s Apple event. Hopefully, they’ll further declare how much of the service’s new content material will be available to watch at launch.