Hello Tomorrow! – The DVDfever Review – Apple TV+ – Billy Crudup

Hello Tomorrow Hello Tomorrow! is a new Apple TV+ drama, starring Billy Crudup (The Morning Show) as Jack Billings, a smarmy travelling salesman who sells timeshares based on the moon, even to an overworked old man who has enough fiduciary problems.

Yes, it’s the future, albeit rather like an alternate 1950s in terms of how everything looks. All vehicles can fly – even prams! Plus, robots deliver the mail, they can serve food and drink in a cafe, and even jetpacks are finally a thing! But we learn early on that robots are far from perfect.

Along the way, colleague Eddie (Hank Azaria) has gambling debts, customer Myrtle Mayburn (Alison PillSnowpiercer) is trying to escape from a husband who plays away, another customer thinks there’s aliens up on the moon, and lead man Jack talks into a dictaphone which automatically types it out, as if it was typed on an old-style typewriter, whilst giving everyone the hard sell for this new venture, sales of which are flying off the shelves, so to speak.

He also has an elderley, yet demanding mother, Barbara (Jacki WeaverPenguin Bloom) to deal with…

However, before too long Jack hires a young man, Joey Shorter (Nicholas Podany), to join the business, and in the first three episodes which are released on the same day, you do get to see why this happened, but it just took the series from sci-fi-type drama into soap opera-land, and it wasn’t really a reason for which I cared.

There’s some mumbled dialogue which doesn’t help when subtitles weren’t available on all the preview episodes, and I can’t see myself sticking with Hello Tomorrow!, unfortunately.

Hello Tomorrow! is on Apple TV+ from Friday February 17th, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD. Three episodes are available at launch, then the others are added weekly.

Thanks to our friends at Apple TV+ for the review screener.

Hello Tomorrow! – Official Trailer – Apple TV+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 30-35 mins per episode (9 episodes)
Release date: February 17th 2023
Studio: Apple TV+
Format: 2.39:1

Series Directors: Jonathan Entwistle, Ryan McFaul
Creators: Amit Bhalla, Lucas Jansen
Writers: Amit Bhalla, Lucas Jansen, Jiehae Park, Hennah Sekander, Stephen Falk, Wes Brown, Olivia Milch
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh

Jack Billings: Billy Crudup
Shirley Stedman: Haneefah Wood
Myrtle Mayburn: Alison Pill
Joey Shorter: Nicholas Podany
Herb Porter: Dewshane Williams
Eddie: Hank Azaria
Betty Porter: Susan Heyward
Lester Costopoulos: Matthew Maher
Big Fred: W Earl Brown
Barbara Billings: Jacki Weaver
Sal: Michael Harney
Hartooonian: Adam LeFevre
Hank: Joel Marsh Garland
Nancy Mason: Frances Eve
Marie: Annie McNamara
Elle: Dagmara Dominczyk
Walt: Michael Paul Chan
Sidney: Joel Nagle
Buck Manzell: Frankie Faison