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Kids round-up: Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel; eOne readies more ‘Power Rangers’; Apple TV+ expands ‘Peanuts’ deal

Disney+ sets ‘Willow’ sequel series Disney+ has finally confirmed that the long-expected sequel series to the George Lucas-produced 1988 fantasy adventure feature Willow is set to enter production next year. The series is being produced by Lucasfilm and it will be the company’s first foray into non-Star Wars storytelling since 2015. Jon M Chu (Crazy […]

Apple TV+ expands docuseries with second order for UK’s Offspring

Apple TV+ has returned to UK-based producer Offspring Films for its latest docuseries, this time a show exploring the sounds of the wild. Earthsound will use the latest audio recording equipment to bring unusual and never-before-heard sounds from wildlife around the world to screens. The 12 x 30-minute series is being exec produced by Offspring […]

Apple TV+ orders half-hour comedy from Patricia Arquette & Ben Stiller

Apple TV+ has ordered a half-hour comedy  starring and executive produced by Patricia Arquette and directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller. High Desert is being produced by Apple Studios alongside Stiller’s Red Hour Films and 3 Arts Entertainment. The show follows a former addict who decides to make a new start as a private investigator […]

Apple TV+ orders Hurricane Katrina drama from Disney’s ABC Signature

Apple TV+ has ordered a drama from John Ridley (American Crime, 12 Years A Slave) and Carlton Cuse (Jack Ryan, Lost) that explores the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Karina in New Orleans. Five Days At Memorial is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, who will exec […]

Apple TV+ unveils launch plans for celebrity-voiced doc slate

Apple TV+ has announced its launch plans for a trio of documentaries set to be rolled out this autumn, each featuring voice overs by a major celebrity. Tiny World, from UK-based Plimsoll Productions, is being narrated by Ant-Man star Paul Rudd and will see its first six episodes made available on the streamer from 2 […]

Apple TV+, See Saw Films adapt ‘Essex Serpent’ with Keira Knightley onboard

Apple TV+ has ordered a Keira Knightley-fronted adaptation of the Sarah Perry novel The Essex Serpent from Top Of The Lake producer See-Saw Films, marking the prodco’s second commission from the tech giant. Mrs Wilson scribe Anna Symon is attached to write the period drama, while Clio Barnard (The Dark River) will direct. Knightley stars […]

Apple TV+ orders first competition show, with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Apple TV+ is expanding its offering by ordering its first competition show, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and has the showrunner behind ABC’s The Masked Singer attached. My Kind Of Country is described as “a groundbreaking global search for unconventional and extraordinary country music talent.” Masked Singer showrunner Izzie Pick Ibarra […]

ViacomCBS to bundle Apple TV+, Showtime and CBS All Access

ViacomCBS has reportedly agreed a deal with Apple to launch the iPhone maker’s first bundled video offering. Subscribers to Apple TV+ will be offered access to both CBS All Access and Showtime for an additional $9.99 on top of the usual $4.99 monthly charge. This service will combine a selection of content from its brands including […]

Apple TV+ expands talent grab with Martin Scorsese deal

Acclaimed US filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his Sikelia Productions has inked a first-look TV and film deal with Apple. Details of the arrangement remain scant but the multi-year agreement will see Scorsese produce and direct programming for the tech giant’s Apple TV+ streaming service. Scorsese is currently attached to direct Apple TV+ feature Killers Of […]

Apple TV+ links with Robert Downey Jr for Toronto Life article adaptation

Apple has made its latest scripted commission with a show based on a magazine article about a Canadian detective investigating a cold case, with Robert Downey Jr’s production firm attached. The as-yet untitled show is from Downey and his wife Susan’s outfit Team Downey, with Billions scribe Adam Perlman attached as writer and exec producer […]

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