Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions have joined a growing list of talents signed up to produce and develop content for Apple's streaming service, according to a report from Variety.
The multi-year deal sees Scott Free Productions develop global TV projects for Apple TV+ with Apple getting first refusal on said projects in the development faze.
The company are behind such successful films as "Top Gun", and "Gladiator"; as well as TV series including "The Good Wife", "The Good Fight", "The Man in the High Castle" and upcoming HBO Max series "Raised by Wolves". Since forming 25 years ago, the company has earned vast critical acclaim, acquiring over 100 Emmy Award nominations with 22 wins along with 28 Golden Globe nominations.
The new partnership with Apple will see an end to the previous lengthy first-look deal between Ridley Scott and CBS TV, and represents a come home moment for Ridley Scott. Scott may be best known for blockbuster films such as "Blade Runner", "Alien", "Thelma & Louise" and "The Martian" but he will also be known to many for one iconic moment in Apple's history.
The Ridley Scott directed "1984" commercial would introduce the Apple Macintosh personal computer to the world. It would be one of the very first TV commercials created specifically for the NFL's annual Super Bowl event.
In related news, Variety were also first to report that Sofia Coppola has begun developing her first TV series, an adaption of the 1913 fiction novel ‘The Custom of the Country’. Her Apple TV+ exclusive feature film “On the Rocks”, is expected to release in the coming months.