J.J. Abrams-produced half-hour drama series “Little Voice,” which stars Brittany O’Grady and features original music by Sara Bareilles, is set to make its streaming debut on Apple TV+ in July.
Apple revealed a “first look” at the upcoming show in a press release Thursday, calling the series a “fresh, intensely romantic tale” of a talented but struggling performer in New York.
Little Voice follows Bess King (O’Grady) as she navigates the music scene and copes with life issues like love and family. Also starring are Sean Teale, Colton Ryan, Shalini Bathina, Kevin Valdez, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Chuck Cooper.
The series is produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bareilles, Ben Stephenson (“Westworld”) and Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam,” “Stepmom,”) are listed as executive producers, with the latter writing and directing the first episode.
Nelson previously partnered with Bareilles on the musical “Waitress,” which made its Broadway debut in 2016.
Little Voice streams on July 10 and joins an eclectic collection of Apple TV+ originals including Golden Globe-nominated and Critics Choice and SAG award-winning series The Morning Show, sitcom Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Beastie Boys Story, The Banker and sci-fi epic See.
While the streaming service has yet to find a breakout hit, Apple is forging ahead with plans to build out its catalog beyond original series, movies and specials. Most recently, the company this week reached a $70 million deal for exclusive streaming rights to Tom Hanks vehicle “Greyhound.”