Appleâ€™s new Peanuts series Snoopy in Space has released its first trailer. Originally kicking off as a four panel comic strip that appeared in seven newspapers in 1950, Peanuts went on to become a global phenomenon, eventually appearing in 21 different languages, throughout 75 different countries worldwide.
Created by Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts gave rise to numerous lovable characters, which even today – some 69 years later – are instantly recognizable. Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course, the endearing wit of a plain white beagle called Snoopy have all played roles in a multitude of childhoods and adult lives alike. In fact, for some, neither Halloween nor Christmas would be the same without two iconic TV specials – Itâ€™s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas. To date thereâ€™s only been one feature-length Peanuts movie, 2015â€™s, The Peanuts Movie, which was a box office hit, and now a new TV series based on the famed comic strip is on its way, courtesy of Apple TV+.
Although Appleâ€™s new subscription based streaming service has yet to become available to the public, the service has dropped its first trailer for the upcoming Peanuts series, Snoopy in Space. Apple TV+ will launch this fall, as will Snoopy in Space. Despite the trailer being more of a teaser (clocking in at just 55 seconds), the lighthearted, feel good vibe of Peanuts is immediately familiar. Check it out below:
The trailer highlights Snoopy floating through space while acknowledging that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first man walking on the moon, and that itâ€™s time for the first dog to do the same. Thatâ€™s about all that the trailer gives away in terms of plot, but whatâ€™s currently known about the TV series is that Snoopy has long been dreaming of traveling to space. When he and his pal Woodstock join the Peanuts gang on a field trip to NASA, the odd duo discover that theyâ€™ve been chosen for a special mission into space. Snoopy and Woodstock are then put into training before eventually being launched into space, while Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew take a hands on approach in NASAâ€™s mission control booth. Despite Charlie Brownâ€™s lament (heard in the trailer) as to why he just canâ€™t have a normal dog, Snoopy in Space seems like the thrill of a lifetime for all involved.
So far, Apple TV+ has made numerous promises as to what its upcoming service will provide. There’s indeed been a lot of intriguing programming teased, with the creation of a Peanuts TV series being just one enticement for potential subscribers. However, as much as Charlie Brown and friends are a favorite of many, competition in the lucrative streaming market is growing more intense with each passing month, and exactly how long a TV series about Snoopy and Woodstock in space can last is unclear.
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