New on Apple TV Plus: ‘Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend’ ‘Constellation’ and more


Adding to its compelling collection of entertainment options, Apple TV Plus is ready to excite audiences once again with a diverse lineup of new and returning series. From the heartwarming tale of a Peanuts character to the gritty narrative of a space disaster, viewers have much to look forward to in the coming weeks.

One of the highly anticipated additions to Apple TV Plus is “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,” a Peanuts special that delves into the backstory of one of its most cherished characters, Franklin. As the son of a military father, Franklin’s life is a montage of new homes and the challenge of forging friendships. Guided by his grandfather’s sage advice on making friends, Franklin soon discovers the uphill battle of connecting with the Peanuts gang. His fortunes pivot when he stumbles upon the local Soap Box Derby race, a competition he believes could win him new pals if he manages to claim victory. Partnering with Charlie Brown, they endeavor to build a race car and in the process strike a close friendship. Yet, with the race drawing close, the tension rises: Can they triumph both on and off the track? Set for a global premiere on February 16, the special is a product of the collaborative efforts of Peanuts, WildBrain, and a talented crew, including director Raymond S. Persi and writers Robb Armstrong, Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano.

Sports fans can relish in “The Dynasty: New England Patriots,” a 10-part docuseries from Imagine Documentaries that chronicles the remarkable ascension of the New England Patriots into a genuine sports dynasty. The show provides a rare glimpse into the success story featuring insights from key figures like Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft. It is an intricate exploration of the franchise’s two-decade saga marked by six Super Bowl titles, internal conflicts, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, all wrapped up in candid interviews and never-before-seen footage. The series premieres on February 16, inviting viewers to witness the Patriots’ fascinating journey to sustained supremacy.

“Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks lead the cast in “Constellation,” an eight-part thriller that promises to unsettle and captivate you. When astronaut Jo (Rapace) comes back to Earth after a space catastrophe, her reality unravels as vital memories are mysteriously missing. The show navigates the shadowy fringes of human psychology fused with a thrilling quest for truth about humanity’s ventures beyond the stars. Launching with three episodes on February 21, with subsequent episodes released weekly, the series is helmed by directors Michelle MacLaren, Oliver Hirschbiegel, and Joseph Cedar.

In parallel to these premieres, “Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend” is set to honor one of soccer’s greatest. This four-part docuseries paints the intimate portrait of Lionel Messi, his steadfast supporters, and the arduous journey from his debut to the triumphant World Cup victory that captivated the globe. Executive produced by Tim Pastore, Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody, and other industry veterans, the series illuminates Messi’s legacy and his remarkable 2022 comeback. The docuseries commences on February 21, inviting fans to relive the excitement and witness Messi’s profound impact on and off the pitch.

Comedy lovers aren’t left behind with “The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin,” starring Noel Fielding as the infamous British highwayman leading his ragtag group of outlaws through hilarious antics and misadventures. Produced by Apple TV+ and Big Talk Studios, the six-episode series is a delightful blend of irreverence, humor, and unsanitized 18th-century hijinks. Mark your calendars for the series debut on March 1, followed by weekly laughs through the end of March.

And there’s more for the younger and family-oriented audiences with “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” bringing a fresh season of fun and music-filled escapades in Jim Henson’s imaginative world. The new season kicks off on March 29, promising to keep viewers of all ages dancing along to the beats of Fraggles, Doozers, and Gorgs.

Finally, “The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy” sees the beloved actor embark on a grand European adventure, digging deep into his own journey of self-discovery. The travel series returns on March 8 for its second season, promising more eye-opening experiences.

This rich array of content on Apple TV Plus underscores the platform’s commitment to delivering diverse and high-quality entertainment to its audience. From animated specials and gripping documentaries to thrilling dramas and lighthearted comedies, there’s something for everyone in the Apple TV Plus lineup. As we gear up for these releases, viewers around the world can look forward to these titles and many more, as they make their way onto screens globally.

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