Ben Mendelsohn, John Malkovich and Maisie Williams star in the new drama that can be streamed absolutely free
Apple TV+ is preparing to launch a brand new drama series that looks set to be a fascinating and gripping watch. Coming to screens next month, The New Look is a new biographical drama series that boasts an impressive cast of award-winning stars.
Billed as an “emotionally thrilling” drama, the series reveals the shocking story of how fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and their contemporaries navigated the horrors of World War II and launched modern fashion. The 10-part historical series – which is inspired by true events and was filmed exclusively in Paris – takes its title from Dior’s fashion line that was dubbed The New Look.
It comes from writer-producer Todd A. Kessler, whose writing credits include The Sopranos and Netflix thriller Bloodline, the latter of which he co-created. The New Look also boasts an immersive and contemporary soundtrack – curated and produced by Grammy-winning Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff – that features covers of popular early to mid-20th century songs performed by artists including Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, The 1975’s Matty Healy and Nick Cave.
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Here, we break down everything you need to know about The New Look.
What is The New Look about?
Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, The New Look focuses on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy.
The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals from Chanel to Pierre Balmain, Cristóbal Balenciaga and more and provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs and clothing created by Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.
When is The New Look released?
The New Look will premiere with a three-episode drop on Wednesday, February 14, making it perfect viewing for those spending their Valentine’s Day at home. New episodes will be released weekly through to the finale on April 3.
How to watch The New Look for free
The New Look will be available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+, which TV lovers can join for £8.99 a month. But by signing up today, members can enjoy Apple TV+’s stellar film and TV library without paying a penny thanks to its seven-day free trial.
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Who is in the cast of The New Look?
The New Look boasts an impressively stellar ensemble cast, led by Emmy winner Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior. The Australian actor starred as black sheep Danny Rayburn in Bloodline, the villainous Orson Krennic in Rogue One and the shapeshifter Talos in the Marvel franchise.
He stars alongside Oscar-nominated Being John Malkovich star as Lucien Lelong, president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Oscar-winning The English Patient star Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel and Mary Poppins Returns’ Emily Mortimer as Elsa Lombardi, a socialite and friend to Chanel.
Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams stars as Catherine Dior, Christian’s younger sister, alongside White Lines star Nuno Lopes as fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga and Oscar-nominated Fatal Attraction star Glenn Close as Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.
Rounding out the cast is French actor Thomas Poitevin fashion designer Pierre Balmain and The Northman’s Claes Bang as Nazi operative Hans Von Dincklage.
Is there a trailer for The New Look?
Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for The New Look on January 17. It can be viewed here.
Click here to join Apple TV+ and watch The New Look. Alternatively, a host of new shows are streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video and Disney+.