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Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Chris Evans to star in Apple limited series Defending Jacob
The Captain America star is returning to TV for the eight-episode "gripping, character-driven thriller" in which he'll play a lawyer dealing with the accusation that his 14-year-old son committed murder. It's based on the bestselling novel of the same name by author William Landay.
Posted Sunday 9/09/18 at 8:02PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain wins a posthumous Emmy for Parts Unknown
Bourdain's CNN series took home two Emmys at the Creative Arts Awards, including Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program. UPDATE: Parts Unknown took home six total Emmys.
- Apple takes home its very first Emmy, for Carpool Karaoke
- Netflix's Queer Eye reboot wins its first Emmy for structured reality series
- Wild Wild Country wins for documentary/non-fiction series
- The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling wins for documentary/non-fiction special
- John Oliver's Last Week Tonight wins best writing for a variety series for the third year in a row
- W. Kamau Bell's United Shades of America wins best unstructured reality program
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Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Jane Krakowski to co-star with Hailee Steinfeld on Apple's Emily Dickinson series
Steinfeld will portray the renowned poet, while the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star will play Dickinson's mother on Apple's Dickinson.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
Will A-listers matter when Apple's streaming service launches?
Here are five burning questions on Apple's upcoming streaming service, including whether the famous names that have generated headlines for Apple -- from Reese Witherspoon to Jennifer Aniston -- will actually boost subscriptions. As Daniel D'Addario notes, "some of the biggest zeitgeist hits of recent years, including Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale, have been created by unheralded producers and featured casts with recognizable faces but no megastars. "
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Apple orders Isaac Asimov’s Foundation to series
Asimov's epic science fiction novel trilogy, which was originally published as a short story series in 1942, has been given a 10-episode series order, with Da Vinci's Demons creator David S. Goyer and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman serving as executive producers. Asimov's daughter, Robyn Asimov, will also serve as a producer on the series, described as "a complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire." Apple's greenlight ends a long road to adapting Foundation as a movie or TV series. As Deadline notes, "the trilogy had been tried numerous times as a feature film at Fox, Warner Bros. and then at Sony. Many top sci-fi writers have done scripts and found it daunting to constrict the sprawling saga to a feature film format. Most recently, HBO tried developing a series several years ago."
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 7:21AM EDT
Moon Bloodgood exits Apple's Are You Sleeping
Her role on the true-crime podcast drama as the best friend of Octavia Spencer's character is being recast.
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
M. Night Shyamalan's Apple series casts Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free
Former Six Feet Under star Ambrose and Game of Thrones alum Free, who played Myrcella Baratheon, will play two of the three leads on the psychological thriller about a mom and dad and the unusual nanny they've hired. Ambrose will play the mom, Free will portray the nanny.
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Apple to make a TV series based on The New York Times' Losing Earth climate change article
Source: The New York Times
Apple has bought the rights to Nathaniel Rich's novelistic article that ran more than 30,000 words, taking up an entire issue of The New York Times Magazine earlier this month. According to The Times, "at least a half-dozen bidders sought to acquire the nonfiction project," which "recounted how, from 1979 to 1989, a small group of American scientists, activists and politicians tried to save the world from the ravages of climate change before it was too late. The article was produced with the support of the Pulitzer Center and was based on more than 18 months of reporting and over 100 interviews."
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 6:27PM EDT
The Florida Project's Brooklynn Prince to star in Apple's Hilde Lysiak series
Prince, who is age 8, will play the real-life 9-year-old investigative reporter who exposed a murder in her hometown.
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 5:01PM EDT
Ronald D. Moore's Apple space drama casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones
The Killing and Altered Carbon alum Kinnaman will play one of the top NASA astronauts on the drama that explores what would've happened if the global space race had never ended. Amazon Patriot star Dorman and Damnation's Jones will play a prominent married NASA couple.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 7:12PM EDT
Apple orders a Rob McElhenney-Charlie Day comedy set in a video game studio
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-stars are re-teaming for an untitled straight-to-series Apple comedy, starring McElhenney with Day serving as producer. The comedy is described as a "cutting-edge" series that is "set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Apple is developing a TV series based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel Pachinko
The Terror executive producer Soo Hugh will helm the TV adaptation of the 2017 National Book Award finalist that "chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. The story begins with a forbidden romance and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America."
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits is set to become an Apple TV series
Apple is closing a deal to turn the beloved 1981 British fantasy film into a TV series, reports Deadline.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 4:06PM EDT
Alfre Woodard to co-star opposite Jason Momoa on Apple's See
Woodard, who's currently starring on Netflix's Luke Cage, will play the female lead of Paris, an advisor and priestess on Apple's mysterious series.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
Apple's Are You Sleeping adds Moon Bloodgood
The Falling Skies and Code Black alum will play Octavia Spencer's best friend on the thriller inspired by true-crime podcasts.