Reese Witherspoon


Apple inks first overall deal with Bates Motel’s Kerry Ehrin

Apple has closed its first overall deal with Bates Motel’s co-creator Kerry Ehrin, who will also act as showrunner for the company’s morning show drama with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Ehrin will replace Jay Carson (House of Cards) who has so far acted as creator and showrunner for the morning show. Apple and production […]

Apple plans Spring/Summer 2019 launch for originals slate

Apple is set to release its range of TV titles for Spring or Summer 2019, according to a New York Times report. The report claims that producers and entertainment executives who have recently met with Apple executives have confirmed the date. The sources have also stated that all productions will have a “bright, optimistic” outlook […]

Hulu lands Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington drama

Hulu has beat the competition to give a straight-to-series order to Reese Witherspoon (pictured) and Kerry Washington’s coproduced adaptation of novel Little Fires Everywhere. The limited, eight-episode, series is based on the book of the same name by Celeste Ng, and will star Witherspoon and Washington as two women in a small Ohio town who […]

Apple orders thriller drama from Sixth Sense director

Apple has ordered its latest original by Sixth Sense writer and director M. Night Shyamalan. The psychological thriller was given a straight-to-series order, with Shyamalan executive producing and Tony Basgallop writing. It will be a half-hour series and has received a ten-episode order, although further details are yet to be revealed. Shyamalan will direct the […]

TBI Weekly: The future is female for global prodcos

Production companies with a female focus are cropping up at a startling rate as female perspectives take centre stage globally and the #MeToo movement continues apace. This week, we saw former CBS entertainment boss and longtime champion of gender equality, Nina Tassler, form PatMa Productions. The outfit will focus on diverse voices and partner with organisations […]

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine hires CEO

Reese Witherspoon’s (pictured) production company has hired Sarah Harden as its permanent CEO, following her spell as interim chief exec since June 2017. Harden was formely president at Otter Media, where she oversaw the growth of the digital media venture, including a partnership with Hello Sunshine itself. Witherspoon formed Hello Sunshine in 2016, in partnership […]

Apple wants viewers to See original epic drama

In its latest push for originals, Apple has ordered an epic futuristic drama written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured). See will be directed by The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, according to Deadline, which first reported the story. The drama will arrive from the joint venture between Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. See will […]

Apple sets first official drama series

Apple has officially signed off on its first drama series, the long gestating scripted series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston (pictured). The show will follow the staff and stars of a morning TV show in the States, and Apple has given it a straight-to-series, two-season order comprising 20 episodes. Reports in the US describe […]

Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon partner for new show

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have partnered up to star in a new drama series about American morning TV shows. The series is said to be written by House of Cards’ Jay Carson and hails from former HBO drama head Michael Ellenberg, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Ellenberg will executive produce the unnamed […]

Reese Witherspoon, Chernin JV form content firm

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has created a female-focused content company, tapping the COO of a content recommendation that Hulu recently acquired to run the prodco. Witherspoon has hooked up with Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, to create Hello Sunshine, which is billed as a “cross-brand and consumer-facing content company […]