Hello Tomorrow!
Genre
Created by
  • Amit Bhalla
  • Lucas Jansen
Starring
Theme music composerMark Mothersbaugh
ComposerMark Mothersbaugh
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Cinematography
  • Tim Norman
  • Christopher Norr
  • Justin Brown
Running time30–33 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17) –
present (present)

Hello Tomorrow! is an American science fiction comedy-drama television series that premiered on Apple TV+ on February 17, 2023. It stars Billy Crudup.

Plot

In a retrofuturistic world, a huckster named Jack Billings runs a small business of traveling salesmen who go door to door (on Earth) selling timeshares on the moon. Jack pays his staff with the payments, pockets the rest, and then moves on from town to town, with the fictional rocket launch for his customers to be brought to their fictional new homes being delayed further and further.

In one of the towns Jack realizes he's found his son Joey, who doesn't know that Jack is his father. Jack hires Joey as a salesperson, decides to stay in this town for a while, and tries to find a way to tell Joey that they are father and son without driving him away, while also trying to keep the fraudulent business from crashing down around him.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Your Brighter Tomorrow, Today"Jonathan EntwistleAmit Bhalla & Lucas JansenFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)
2"Great Salesmen Make Their Own Turf"Jonathan EntwistleAmit Bhalla & Lucas JansenFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)
3"A Traveling Salesman Travels"Jonathan EntwistleOlivia MilchFebruary 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)
4"Forms, Appropriately Filled and Filed"Jonathan EntwistleWes BrownFebruary 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)
5"From the Desk of Stanley Jenkins"Ryan McFaulJiehae ParkMarch 3, 2023 (2023-03-03)
6"The Numbers Behind the Numbers"Ryan McFaulAmit Bhalla & Lucas JansenMarch 10, 2023 (2023-03-10)
7"Another Day, Another Apocalypse"Ryan McFaulStephen FalkMarch 17, 2023 (2023-03-17)
8"The Gargon Mothership"Ryan McFaulStephen Falk & Lucas JansenMarch 24, 2023 (2023-03-24)
9"Certain Forces Once Unleashed"Stacie PassonJiehae ParkMarch 31, 2023 (2023-03-31)
10"What Could Be Better?"Stacie PassonAmit Bhalla & Lucas JansenApril 7, 2023 (2023-04-07)

Production

On May 6, 2021, it was announced that Apple TV+ would produce Amit Bhalla's and Lucas Jansen's TV series Hello Tomorrow!, with Bhalla and Jansen co-writing and producing with Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, and Noah Weinstein's Mortal Media, Billy Crudup, and Jonathan Entwistle, with Entwistle set to direct the 10-episode series.[1] Crudup would appear in the lead role.[1]

On October 25, 2021, Hank Azaria, Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, and Dewshane Williams joined the cast,[2] as did Jacki Weaver on November 17.[3] On January 24, 2022, Dagmara Domińczyk received a recurring role.[4]

Filming began in New York City on October 14, 2021, and concluded on March 24, 2022.[5]

The series premiered on February 17, 2023 on Apple TV+.[6]

Reception

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 57% approval rating based on 44 reviews, with an average rating of 6.10/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Hello Tomorrow! is visually striking enough to periodically distract from its rambling story and thinly sketched characters, but overall, this first season fails to live up to its potential."[7] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".[8]

References

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 6, 2021). "Billy Crudup To Star In 'Hello Tomorrow!' Dramedy Series Ordered By Apple TV+ From MRC Television". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2021). "'Hello Tomorrow!': Hank Azaria, Haneefah Wood & Alison Pill Among Five Joining Billy Crudup in Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (November 17, 2021). "'Hello Tomorrow!': Jackie Weaver Joins Billy Crudup in Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (January 24, 2022). "'Hello Tomorrow!': Dagmara Dominczyk to Recur in Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  5. ^ "Hello Tomorrow!". Production List | Film & Television Industry Alliance. September 20, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Roots, Kimberly (December 8, 2022). "Billy Crudup's Hello Tomorrow! Gets Premiere Date at Apple TV+ — See 'Retro-Future' Dramedy's First Photos". TVLine. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "Hello Tomorrow!: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  8. ^ "Hello Tomorrow!: Season 1". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved February 23, 2023.