Apple TV has today released the trailer for the upcoming British comedy “Trying,” a collaboration with BBC studios that marks the first original programming from across the pond for Apple. The series will be released on Apple TV+ on May 1.
The comedy stars Rafe Spall (“The Ritual”) and Esther Smith (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) as a couple that decide they want to settle down and adopt a child, having been trying for their own. The trailer is full of heart and laughs, featuring a powerful cover of Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door” by Lumiante.
The following is the synopsis for “Trying” as released by Apple TV to accompany the trailer:
All Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) want is a baby—but it’s the one thing they just can’t have. How are they going to fill the next 50 years if they can’t start a family? They already went through The Sopranos in a weekend. After ruling out every other option, Nikki and Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
The series also stars Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton and British television favorite Phil Davis, along with Ophelia Lovibond and Oliver Chris. Andy Wolton has penned the script.
Spall is the son of BAFTA nominated actor Timothy Spall and has had a number of smaller roles throughout the years in films such as “The Big Short,” “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” before landing the leading role in “The Ritual.” Smith meanwhile is best known for her role as Delphi Diggory in the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” while also starring in British television comedies such as “Uncle” and “Cuckoo.”
Apple TV also unveiled the powerful trailer for the upcoming miniseries “Defending Jacob” recently which stars Chris Evans and is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. It will be released in April along with “Home Before Dark” starring “The Florida Project” breakout Brooklynn Prince.
The trailer for “Trying” can be found below, as published on Apple TV’s official YouTube channel: