New: Drama by Damien Chazelle
Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) will write and produce every episode of a new drama series for Apple. There are no details yet, but the series will be executive produced by Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.
New: Little America by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Apple is teaming up with the screenwriters behind The Big Sick along with producers from Master of None and SMILF. It will be an anthology of immigration stories called Little America. These will be true stories featured in Epic Magazine, described as “funny, romantic, heartfelt, and inspiring.”
New: Swagger based on Kevin Durant
The latest series that Apple is creating is a drama based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant. It’s called Swagger and it will explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their families, and coaches. It will be produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television, alongside Kevin’s own Thirty Five Media.
New: Carpool Karaoke: Season Two
Carpool Karaoke is being moved from our Old section to the New, because it’s being renewed for a second season. The show will be managed separately from Apple’s other original series projects that fall under the purview of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg.
New: M. Night Shyamalan Psychological Thriller
Apple has ordered a straight-to-series psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. It will have 10 episodes, and the title and premise remains unknown right now. It will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures along with Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch. It will be written by Tony Basgallop.