Apple TV+ has a lot of shows and movies in development, with new announcements coming quite regularly.
Here’s all the news from the last week:
Apple Studios is fully funding and producing ‘Kitbag’, a biopic of Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role and directed by Ridley Scott. Production starts in 2022 and this is not part of the deal Apple has with Scott Free Productions which only covers TV series.
Andy Samberg is teaming up again with Palm Springs writer Andy Siara on a sci-fi comedy based on an idea by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman). As if that wasn’t enough talent it will be co-produced by Ben Stiller and Noah Hawley (Fargo & Legion creator).
Kevin MacDonald & Lisa Erspamer (Whitney) are re-teaming for a two part documentary on Oprah Winfrey covering 25 years of America through the eyes of Winfrey and her show. MacDonald will direct. Erspamer worked with Winfrey on ‘Oprah’ for 10 years.
Geoffrey Arend has joined the cast of the forthcoming Dramedy ‘Physical’, starring Rose Byrne.
9 more people have been added to the cast of TV+ series ‘Swagger’, the basketball drama from NBA star Kevin Durrant, inspired by his youth.
Ji-young Yoo has been added to the cast of Apple’s latest collaboration with A24, ‘The Sky Is Everywhere’. Based on the YA novel, it also stars Cherry Jones and Jason Segel.