Apple TV+ announced earlier today that they are launching a brand new peanuts especially this holiday season. Entitled For days long gone, the special will focus on New Year’s Eve, one of the most important of them all.
According to the announcement, the special will revolve around Lucy, a character we’ve all come to admire for her relentless bullying over the years.. In the special, she tries to make up for Grandma’s inability to make up for Christmas by throwing a big New Year’s Eve party. But we have to wait to hear Lucy’s grandmother’s reasons for her absence. If we had to guess, it probably was to do with her granddaughter’s penchant for violent behavior and practicing psychology without a license.
Meanwhile, Charlie Brown decides that he just has to capture all his resolutions before midnight. Why is he doing this to himself? Can’t he just forget about these promises before January 15, just like the rest of us?
Last year, Apple TV+ joined WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions to become the exclusive home for all things peanuts. The streamer was unveiled in 2019 Snoopy in space, one of the first new ones peanut-related offers since the movie from 2015. The series won a Daytime Emmy Award, a big win for Charlie Brown’s dog — not so much for Brown, who doesn’t seem to be taking a break. A sequel series, The Snoopy Show, debuted earlier this year.
In our review of The Snoopy ShowKevin Johnson wrote:[The Snoopy Show] is a pleasant, funny, weightless affair that manages to make the feeling from Charles Schulz’s groundbreaking comic, but not his meaning. But hey, Snoopy is fun.”
The new special will debut on AppleTV+ on December 10. In addition, the streamer will continue the regular series of Charlie Brown specials, including It’s the big pumpkin Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. All three will also receive ad-free broadcasts on PBS.