Comedy With Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day
Apple ordered straight-to-series comedy with It’s Always Sunny stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. It will be set in a video game development studio and star Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, both of whom will also serve as writers and executive producers for the show.
A television series based on a New York Times article called Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change is coming to Apple TV. It’s an epic 30,000 word article and Apple bought the rights to it. It recounts the story of 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, from 1979 to 1989.
Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers is an animated movie that shows how a young girl’s life is changed when she goes to Ireland with her father to kill the last pack of wolves. The story was written by Will Collings, and the movie is co-directed by Tomm Moore and Toss Stewart.
Chris Evans (Captain America) stars in Defending Jacob. Created and written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes trilogy) based on William Landay’s bestselling novel, the limited series is described as “a gripping, character-driven thriller based on Landay’s 2012 novel published by Random House. The book tells the story of a father dealing with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old murderer.”
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends
Apple gave a straight-to-series order of a show starring Jennifer Garner, and produced by J.J. Abrams. The show will be called My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein. It follows a group of women who supported Ms. Silverstein as she waited for a second heart transplant that saved her life.
The Elephant Queen
The Elephant Queen is a documentary about Athena, a giant matriarch elephant who faces a challenge when faced with a drought: Should she lead her family away from the local watering hole they call home, or lead them into the badlands in search of food and water? She has to decide whether the youngest elephants can make the journey.
A 10-episode season of a sci-fi series is coming to the company’s unnamed video platform from David Weil and Simon Kinberg. We don’t know specifics yet but according to Deadline, sources say it will be a “large large budget, ambitious, character driven genre show that will go into production this summer.” Casting is underway.
Apple has ordered a straight-to-series CIA drama based on an upcoming memoir by Amaryllis Fox. It will star Brie Larson, who will be both the star and executive producer of the show. The drama is based on the real-life experiences of Ms. Fox, a former clandestine CIA officer.
Apple won a bidding war for an adaptation of Stephen King’s horror-romance called Lisey’s Story, with a straight-to-series order of eight episodes. It’s about a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The story explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.
Mental Health Series
Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey will be creating a documentary series on mental health. It will launch next year, as Prince Harry announced on his Instagram page, and has already been in production for several months.