Apple has today posted trailers and new information for two of its original shows intended for the upcoming Apple TV Plus streaming service. The programs & # 39; s, the family oriented shows Helpsters and Ghost Writer, are scheduled to arrive on the TV Plus launch day, which will be available from November 1. We cannot embed the trailers, but they are available on the Apple TV Plus sites below.
The first, Helpsters, is a show for preschoolers about monsters who like to help people solve problems. The show was made by the Sesame Workshop and the trailer fully shows the talent of the studio to combine dolls with real locations. The main monster, Cody, walks down a busy street in the city before she sings a song with her fellow monsters in their store.
During the Apple services event in March, Big Bird and Cody from Sesame Street spoke on stage about how the helpers will use computer programming ideas to solve problems, giving the show a unique educational benefit. The trailer does not give any clues as to what some of those problems might be, but it makes sense that Apple would want an Apple TV Plus program that introduces children to the concepts of coding.
The other, Ghost Writer, is a restart of the popular 90s PBS series that taught children to read and write. In the original, a ghost helped a group of children in Brooklyn solve mysteries by changing words and letters in the world around them. The Apple TV Plus trailer does not show how the restart may differ, but there are indications that it will follow a similar approach.
A walking, talking rabbit asks children at a school about the time – the way he talks and the way he is dressed, he is probably the white rabbit of Alice in Wonderland (he even calls himself "Mr. W. Rabbit"). But no one can see him except four friends who speculate about whether the spirit that sends them messages has also sent the rabbit. (Spoiler warning: according to Apple's description of the show, the ghost actually brings fictional characters into the world.) I remember looking at the original Ghost Writer a lot of grow up, and I hope this show can connect a new generation to reading and writing.
Helpsters and Ghost Writer will participate in the show of other children Snoopy in space on Apple TV Plus when the service is launched on November 1 for $ 4.99 a month.