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Apple TV+ hires Disney+ EMEA scripted exec Johanna Devereaux

Apple TV+ has landed Disney+ exec Johanna Devereaux to oversee its scripted efforts. Devereaux, who will work within Apple’s London-based team led by creative director Jay Hunt, was most recently VP of scripted & DE&I at Disney+. She had been behind shows including recent hit Extraordinary and was part of the team led by Liam […]

Netflix & Disney+ take UK revenues to record $4.9bn, but Pact warns of 2023 downturn

Streaming commissions from Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ helped push TV production revenues in the UK to their highest ever levels, but UK trade body Pact has warned that the picture next year is likely to look very different. The 2023 Pact Census reported TV sector revenues had risen 21% on 2021’s figures to reach […]

Apple TV+ preps another Lionel Messi docuseries from Smuggler Entertainment

Apple TV+ has picked up another Lionel Messi docuseries, this time tracking the footballer as he makes his debut in Major League Soccer in the US. The untitled six-parter is from Smuggler Entertainment, which was previously behind a four-part show for Apple that explored Messi’s five appearances at FIFA World Cup tournaments including the 2022 […]

Apple TV+ greenlights feature doc about spy author John le Carré

Apple TV+ has commissioned The Pigeon Tunnel, a feature documentary about the life of former British spy David Cornwell – better known as the author John le Carré – from Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris. Debuting on 20 October on the streamer, the Apple original film is produced by The Ink Factory and Fourth Floor Productions, […]

Apple TV+ orders ‘La Maison’, family drama set in French fashion world

Apple TV+ has commissioned La Maison, a family drama series centered around a modern-day French fashion house. Created by showrunners José Caltagirone and Valentine Milville, and based on an original idea by executive producer Alex Berger, the series is directed by Fabrice Gobert (The Returned) and Daniel Grou alias Podz (Lupin). The dynasty of an […]

Apple TV+ drama ‘Metropolis’ cancelled as UCP blames ‘writers strike’ uncertainty

Apple TV+’s upcoming drama Metropolis has been cancelled ahead of production in Australia, with Universal Content Productions (UCP) blaming the writers strike “uncertainty” for the decision. The show, ordered last year, was to be an adaptation of Fritz Lang’s sci-fi film of the same name, which in turn was based on Thea von Harbou and […]

Deals round-up: Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’; ‘Morning Show’ returns to Apple; ‘Black Snow’ travels

Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’ Netflix has ordered comedy drama series The Corps (working title) and renewed political drama The Diplomat for a second season. The Corps hails from executive producers Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson, Scott Hornbacher and Sony Pictures Television. Inspired by the memoir The Pink Marine, […]

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