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Jonathan Reed

TV+ Development Round-up 15th Feb

A round up of Apple TV+ production announcements.

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:

Saray Blue has joined the cast of Apple TV+ upcoming ‘The Shrink Next Door’ starring Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn. Blue will play a patient of Rudd’s character.

Clare Danes is replacing Kiera Knightly in ‘Essex Serpent’, the upcoming series for TV+. Knightly left in October due to family reasons.

Apple Studios has won a bidding war for a new film called ‘Dolly’ starring Florence Pugh. The “sci-fi courtroom drama” will be written by Vanessa Taylor and Drew Pearce with Pugh producing.

Apple is developing a new children’s show inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall. It will centre on a 10 year old girl and her work to protect a different endangered animal in each episode.

Martin Scorsese has cast Lily Gladstone in his next film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ for Apple TV+. The film also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. It is the first film for Apple TV+ as part of Scorsese’s exclusive deal for all film and TV productions from his ‘Sikelia Productions’.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 1st Feb

A summary of Apple TV+ production announcements

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:

Production has begun on Ted Lasso’s 12 part second season, according to a tweet from the Apple TV twitter account.

Apple’s Fraggle Rock reboot has also started filming in Canada. The series is being run by Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson formerly of ‘Community’.

Tehran has been renewed for a second season and will air in parallel with Israeli network Kan 11. This time around Apple will co-produce the show unlike the first season which was purchased after being produced.

Apple TV+ has picked up a series starring Brie Larson called ‘Lessons in Chemistry’, based on the upcoming book of the same name. It will be written by Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant and produced by Larson as well as Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan under their Aggregate Films production company. They also produced Ozark for Netflix and The Outsider for HBO. It is produced at Apple’s newly established Apple Studios.

Apple Studios are also reuniting with Little America’s Lee Eisenberg as well as Drew Crevello who have created a limited series ‘WeCrashed’ based on the rise and fall of WeWork which featured in a podcast series by Wondery. Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto will star as WeWork founders Rebekah & Adam Neumann.

Taron Edgerton is to star in a limited series from Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone author Dennis Lehane. It is based on the 2010 novel ‘In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption’ by James Keene and Hillel Levin.

Apple has bought the rights to the Sundance hit ‘CODA’ for $25m, breaking the previous record set last year by Palm Spring (which was $22,500,000.69 wink!). The film centres on a young girl who is the only hearing person in her family and might have to choose between them and her own dreams.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 18th Jan

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.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 5th Jan

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Screen Times. Later this week we’ll have a look ahead at our most anticipated Apple TV+ content. Until then, here’s your weekly development roundup.

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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:

Olivia Cooke and Jonathan Pryce have been added to the cast of ‘Slow Horses’. They join Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas and Jack Lowden in the 12 part spy series.

Michaela Conklin has been announced as joining the cast of season 2 of For All Mankind as a new astronaut. The new season begins on February 19th.

Justin Timberlake’s new film ‘Palmer’ has a release date - January 29th. You can watch the trailer here.

Samuel L Jackson is returning to Apple TV+ in the new 6 part series ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’. He will executive produce the show which will be another Apple Studios production.

Ted Lasso looks likely to end after the already commissioned season 3. Speaking on the podcast ‘Fake Doctors, Real Friends’, co-creator Bill Lawrence stated that star and co-creator Jason Sudeikis had mapped it out as a 3 season show.

Prince Harry’s series on mental health with Oprah seems to have been delayed until at least March this for unknown reasons as reported by The Sun.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 15th Dec

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 has given the green light to a new series starring Julia Roberts based on the upcoming novel ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’. The series will mark another production from Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Hello Sunshine’ production company to arrive on TV+ after ‘The Morning Show’ and ‘Truth Be Told’.

Scott Z Burns (‘The Report’, ‘Contagion’) will produce a new anthology series based around climate change for Apple TV+. It will consist of 10 ‘interconnecting’ episodes.

Apple has commissioned an adaptation of the novel “Dark Matter,” from the author of the novel, Blake Crouch.

Six more cast members have been added to the upcoming Rose Byrne Apple TV+ comedy ‘Physical’.

An adaptation of Carol Burnett’s memoir, ‘Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story’ has gained a director and could well be moving to Apple.

Finally, For All Mankind has been renewed for a third season, ahead of its second season premiere on February 19th.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 7th Dec

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 (as I was on holiday):

Apple has ordered a new series about the world of competitive surfing. It will cover the 2021 World Surf League so won’t appear on TV+ for a while.

A new docuseries based on Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s book ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’ is being made for Apple TV+. It will be hosted by the former senator and her daughter.

Dichen Lachman has joined the cast of the forthcoming drama ‘Severance’ as a series regular.

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) is joining the Morning Show for season 2 as UBA news anchor Laura Peterson.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show) is to star in a new thriller ‘Surface’ from ‘High Fidelity’ creator Veronica West and Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine.

Apple has bought another Israeli thriller. Following in the footsteps of Tehran, Losing Alice will premiere January 22nd 2021. From Apple - “Losing Alice follows an aging director, Alice, and her growing obsession with a young screenwriter whose dark, troubling script appears to be more truth than fiction.”

A series based on the movie ‘How to be a Latin Lover’ entitled ‘Acapulco’ has been ordered by Apple. The bilingual series is produced by Lionsgate.

The previously announced film ‘Cherry’ starring Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo (the excellent ‘Wayne’) and directed by the Russo brothers will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 12th. This is 2 weeks after a run in theatres starting February 26th.

Jonathan Reed

Apple TV+ Development Round-up 23rd Nov

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:

Awkwafina is joining Glenn Close, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris in the Apple TV+ Original Film. The ‘genre-bending’ movie will be written and directed by Benjamin Cleary.

Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher, Hannibal) is taking over show running duties on the Apple TV+ series ‘Shantaram’. The series was previously delayed after being acquired by Apple back in 2018. It’s set to star Charlie Hunnam.

Apple has acquired the rights for a film based on the creation of the iconic game ‘Tetris’. Produced by Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Marv’ production company, it’s set to star Taron Edgerton (Rocketman) and begin filming in December.