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Comedy series Ted Lasso and documentary Boys State arrive on Apple TV Plus

The count is only increasing for original programming.

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Apple has dozens of original TV shows and movies on its streaming service, and the count is only increasing for original programming. The company has released two brand new shows, Ted Lasso and Boys State on Apple TV Plus.

Ted Lasso is a comedy series starring Jason Sudeikis as a Kansas football coach. He is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, with no prior experience.

Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

The other title is Boys State. Apple purchased Boys State earlier this year for $10 million. It is an award-winning political documentary about a week-long annual program where thousands of 17-year-old teenage boys in Texas participate to build their own state government.

Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.

Apple TV Plus is Apple’s answer to Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video in the video streaming space, priced at $5 a month, or $50 for an annual subscription. It is available in more than 100 countries around the world, with content subtitled or dubbed in nearly 40 languages.

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