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Meryl Streep returns to the small screen in Apple TV Plus’ Extrapolations

Two years after Meryl Streep made her TV debut in HBO’s Big Little Lies, the legendary actress is returning to the small screen in Apple TV Plus’ Extrapolations.

The 72-year-old actress has signed on for an unspecified role in the anthology series, which is created by Scott Z. Burns, who wrote the 2019 movie The Laundromat that Streep starred in.

Netflix unveiled the full primary cast in a press release on Tuesday, which also includes Gemma Can, Kit Harington, David Schwimmer, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs and Adarsh Gourav. 

TV return: Two years after Meryl Streep made her TV debut in HBO’s Big Little Lies, the legendary actress is returning to the small screen in Apple TV Plus’ Extrapolations

Cast: Netflix unveiled the full primary cast in a press release on Tuesday, which also includes Gemma Can, Kit Harington, David Schwimmer, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs and Adarsh Gourav

Cast: Netflix unveiled the full primary cast in a press release on Tuesday, which also includes Gemma Can, Kit Harington, David Schwimmer, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs and Adarsh Gourav

The anthology series will tell, ‘intimate, unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale.’

The first season will be comprised of, ‘eight interconnected episodes,’ with each episode set to, ‘track the worldwide battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century. ‘

‘The only thing we know for sure about the future is that we are all going there together – and we’re taking with us our hopes, our fears, our appetites, our creativity, our capacity for love and our predilection to cause pain,’ Burns said in a statement.

Anthology: The anthology series will tell, 'intimate, unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale'

Anthology: The anthology series will tell, ‘intimate, unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale’

‘These are the same tools that storytellers have been using since the beginning of time. Our show is just using them to keep time from running out,’ Burns added.

The character that Streep is playing has not been disclosed at this time, though they did reveal details about the other primary characters.

Sienna Miller is portraying a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer, while Kit Harington plays Nicholas Bilton, ‘the CEO of an industrial giant.’ 

Character: The character that Streep is playing has not been disclosed at this time, though they did reveal details about the other primary characters

Character: The character that Streep is playing has not been disclosed at this time, though they did reveal details about the other primary characters

Kit: Kit Harington plays Nicholas Bilton, 'the CEO of an industrial giant.'

Sienna: Sienna Miller is portraying a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer

Sienna and Kit: Sienna Miller is portraying a marine biologist named Rebecca Shearer, while Kit Harington plays Nicholas Bilton, ‘the CEO of an industrial giant’

Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) plays Ezra Haddad, described as, ‘a man struggling with memory loss.

Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys plays Junior, a real estate developer, while  Daveed Diggs stars as Marshall Zucker, a South Florida Rabbi.

Gemma Chan, who stars in the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals, plays Natasha Alper, described as a single mother and micro-finance banker.  

Tahar: Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) plays Ezra Haddad, described as, 'a man struggling with memory loss

Tahar: Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) plays Ezra Haddad, described as, ‘a man struggling with memory loss

Matthew: Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys plays Junior, a real estate developer

Daveed: Daveed Diggs stars as Marshall Zucker, a South Florida Rabbi

Matthew and Daveed: Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys plays Junior, a real estate developer, while Daveed Diggs stars as Marshall Zucker, a South Florida Rabbi.

David Schwimmer plays Harris Goldblatt, who is a father to a teenage daughter, with Adarsh Gourav rounding out the cast as Gaurav, a driver for hire.

The show will be executive produced by Burns, Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer, Greg Jacobs and Dorothy Fortenberry. 

Extrapolations marks another partnership for Apple TV Plus and Media Res, following their critically-acclaimed series The Morning Show.  

Father: David Schwimmer plays Harris Goldblatt, who is a father to a teenage daughter

Father: David Schwimmer plays Harris Goldblatt, who is a father to a teenage daughter

Driver: Adarsh Gourav rounding out the cast as Gaurav, a driver for hire

Driver: Adarsh Gourav rounding out the cast as Gaurav, a driver for hire


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