Lupita Myong’o swims away from Apple TV+’s ‘Lady in the Lake’

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o has dropped out of Apple TV+’s upcoming “Lady in the Lake” starring Natalie Portman. No word on why she departed or whom her replacement will be

Nyoung’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress known for such films as “12 Years a Slave,” “Black Panther,” and “Us.” In 2020, Nyong’o was named one of Africa’s “50 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes.

About ‘Lady in the Lake’

“Lady in the Lake” is an adaptation of Lippman’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The limited series takes place in ’60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother Maddie Schwartz (Portman) to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood (Nyong’o), a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs, and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free. For more information, visit and see the full list of supported devices

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.