In the latest episode of his HBO show, John Oliver sharply attacked Apple TV+ Last week tonight.
During a segment on how Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores are run, Oliver mentioned that TikTok videos of retail workers complaining about working conditions cannot be easily ignored.
“An armed robbery is a traumatic event that people need time to recover from,” Oliver said before delivering his punchline. “You can’t just ignore it like spam, a broken light bulb, or any show on Apple TV.”
Oliver then asked viewers if they had heard of Octavia Spencer’s show The truth has been told in which she played for three seasons.
“Of course not. It’s the Apple TV where celebrities hide,” Oliver joked.
Earlier this year, Spencer made the announcement The truth has been told will end after three seasons, thanking the producers and her collaborators “for their creative vision throughout this incredible journey.”
The truth has been told was a legal crime series created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman based on the novel by Kathleen Barber You’re sleeping. In the series, Spencer plays Poppy Parnell, a podcast host who returns to the case that made her famous in hopes of getting to the truth.
Spencer has worked with Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Merle Dandridge, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Ron Cephas Jones and Rico E. Anderson, to name a few.
Apple TV+ is Apple’s subscription streaming service that launched in 2019 and includes shows such as Stars Morning program with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, See starring Jason Momoa, Servant starring Lauren Ambrose, Defending Jacob starring, among others, Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery. One of their most recognizable series is a comedy Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis.