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Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for


Moving past “Planet of the Apps” and “Carpool Karaoke,” Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far. Updated with cast details regarding Ronald Moore’s sci-fi series.
– A + Feature Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for
By Roger Fingas Wednesday, July 11,2018,12:36 pm PT (03:36 pm ET) Moving past “Planet of the Apps” and “Carpool Karaoke,” Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far. Updated with cast details regarding Ronald Moore’s sci-fi series. Ron Moore sci-fi series From left: Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones and Michael Dorman.| Source: Variety
Ron Moore’s as-yet-untitled sci-fi series is filling out its cast with Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones now attached to the project, reports Variety .
Kinnaman, known for his work in dramas including “House of Cards” and “The Killing,” is no stranger to the sci-fi genre having starred in the Netflix series “Altered Carbon” and the recent “RoboCop” reboot. Dorman currently stars in the Amazon series “Patriot,” while Jones’ credits include USA Network’s drama “Damnation” and the CBS’ recent “LA Confidential” pilot. Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney comedy series – August 2018
Apple has ordered a half-hour comedy series from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-creators Charlie Day Rob McElhenney, reports Variety. McElhenney is slated to star in the show.
Not much is known about the untitled project outside of its setting in a video game development studio. Interestingly, gaming publisher Ubisoft is signed on as a producer alongside Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment. Pachinko – August 2018
Based on the Min Jin Lee novel, “Pachinko” tells the story of four generations of a Korean immigrant family, with settings in Korea, Japan, and the U. S. Soo Hugh will serve as showrunner, also writing and executive producing — some of her past TV work includes “Under the Dome” and “The Killing,” Variety noted.
A company called Media Res will handle broader production duties. The outfit is already tied to another Apple-owned project, namely the morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. See – August 2018
In some ways the best-known of the upcoming shows at this point, the latest news courtesy of Variety is the addition of Sylvia Hoeks and Archie Madekwe as recurring cast members. Hoeks is perhaps best known for playing Luv in “Blade Runner 2049,” whereas Madekwe was in the 2018 miniseries adaptation of “Les Miserables.”
In “See,” Hoeks is slated to take on the role of Queen Kane, “a spiritual and military political head.” Madekwe’s character is even less well defined, described as an “intelligent son.” Time Bandits – July 2018
Apple is said by Deadline to be wrapping up a deal to turn Terry Gilliam’s 1980 fantasy movie into a show, co-produced by Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam himself is expected to serve as a “non-writing” executive producer.
The movie revolves around a boy who runs into the film’s namesake bandits, who are using a map to travel through holes in spacetime to their next heist. While being pursued by the Supreme Being, they run across historical and mythical characters. See – July 2018
New to the cast of the sci-fi series is Alfre Woodard, who will play Paris, Variety reports. The character is described only as an advisor and priestess.
Woodard is probably best known as Mariah from the Netflix show “Luke Cage,” but won an Emmy for the HBO movie “Miss Evers’ Boys,” and an Oscar nomination for “Cross Creek.” Marvel fans may also recognize her as Miriam Sharpe from “Captain America: Civil War.”
The actress is just the second cast member announced for the show, the first being “Aquaman” and “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa, who is playing warrior Baba Voss. Untitled morning show drama – July 2018
Apple’s still-untitled morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will be directed by Mimi Leder, according to Variety. Leder is known for recent shows like “Shameless” and “The Leftovers,” as well as movies like “Deep Impact” and “Pay It Forward.” Leder is also set to work alongside Kerry Ehrin as an executive producer. Variety adds that the show will be “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women and men who carry out this daily televised ritual.” See – July 2018
Jason Momoa, best known for his work on “Justice League” and “Game of Thrones,” has reportedly landed the lead role in Apple’s upcoming original series “See.” The actor will play the role of Baba Voss, a “fearless warrior, leader and guardian” in Apple’s sci-fi saga.
Not much is known about “See,” but previous reports have described the forthcoming original series as an “epic, world-building drama” set in the future. The series is expected to run eight episodes.
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) penned the script and will serve as executive producer, while Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2”) will direct. “See” was spawned by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content, and purchased by Apple. Calls – June 2018
Originally a short-form series on France’s Canal+, Apple is working on an English-language co-production, as well as acquiring the rights to the first season of the French-language show.
In its French incarnation, the series tells short stories using a mix of real-world audio and low-key images, Variety explained. Sesame Workshop – June 2018 One of the earliest Muppets, from an IBM training film.
Looking to fill in its children’s programming niche, Apple is reportedly partnering with Sesame Workshop to create an assortment of shows. The content won’t include “Sesame Street,” which belongs to HBO and PBS, according to Variety. Sesame Workshop is expected to produce a mix of live-action, animated, and puppet series. You Think It, I’ll Say It – June 2018 Kristen Wiig.
Based on Curtis Sittenfield’s upcoming collection of short stories, the 10-episode series was originally expected to star well-known comedienne Kristen Wiig. Wiig has had to leave that role however to due to a scheduling conflict with “Wonder Woman 1984,” Variety said. In the latter she’s playing the movie’s villain, Cheetah.
Sources claimed that Apple is still moving ahead with its show, which has Colleen McGuinness as creator and showrunner, and Sittenfield as a consulting producer. Wiig is still slated to executive produce, with help from Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Neustadter works under Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine media brand. ‘Little America’ series – June 2018 Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.| Source: Vogue
Apple has reportedly ordered “Little America,” an immigrant anthology series that will feature tales inspired by true stories published in Epic Magazine. Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who worked together on “The Big Sick,” will executive produce alongside Alan Yang (“Master of None”), while Lee Eisenberg (“The Office”) will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner, reports The Wrap. Oprah Winfrey – June 2018
Apple and Winfrey have forged a long-term partnership to “create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.” Nothing else is known so far. Untitled Hilde Lysiak drama – June 2018 The real Hilde Lysiak.
Apple has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of a drama based on Hilde Lysiak, a preteen girl who exposed a murder in the town of Selinsgrove, Pa. through her own newspaper, the Orange Street News. In the fictional version, a girl moves from Brooklyn to a small town where she exposes a cold case residents — and her own father — have tried to suppress. Variety says that the show is being executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, with help from Joy Gorman Wettels and Sharlene Martin. Jon M. Chu will both direct and executive produce. The show is under the wing of Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, which are also working on Apple’s “Shantaram.” Little Voices – May 2018
Executive produced by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J. Abrams and musician Sara Bareilles, Variety reports that the show is a “love letter to the diverse musicality of New York which explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s.” Apple has ordered 10 initial episodes.
The show is attached to Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, as well as Jessie Nelson, who will not only write and executive produce but serve as showrunner and direct the first episode. Nelson worked with Bareilles on the musical “Waitress,” and has film credits such as “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina.” Shantaram – May 2018
The show is based on a Gregory David Roberts novel, which follows an escapee from an Australian prison who ends up in the Bombay underworld.
The series will be produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, according to Variety. Perhaps the biggest names attached to the project so far are Eric Warren Singer and David Manson —the latter has executive produced shows like “House of Cards” and “Big Love,” while Singer will handle both writing and executive production duties, with screenwriting credits like “American Hustle.” Dickinson – May 2018
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, the 30-minute comedy series will look at the restrained 19th-century world of Emily Dickinson through the poet’s unique filter.

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