foundation tv series

Apple is slowly establishing itself as a TV network to watch, announcing a steady stream of high-profile projects led by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Now, Apple just made its growing oeuvre even more interesting with the announcement of a sci-fi series that was previously thought to be unadaptable.

Foundation TV series from Batman v Superman writer David S. Goyer and War of the Worlds writer Josh Friedman has landed at Apple. An adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s landmark sci-fi novels has eluded filmmakers for decades, but Apple just won the rights to the highly influential series.

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Apple's Original TV Programming

It’s been six months since we learned Apple decided to get serious about producing its own television shows, but it’ll be another year before we get to see the fruits of the company’s labor. A new report says Apple’s original TV programming is being targeted for release sometime between March 2019 and summer 2019 – but we still don’t know how those shows will be distributed to audiences.
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TV Bits The Americans

In this edition of TV bits:

  • No season 3 for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Parks and Rec stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reunite for Making It
  • A new trailer for Netflix’s Alexa & Katie 
  • The Americans season 6 trailer is here
  • Apple orders a new animated comedy from Bob’s Burgers creator
  • John Krasinski has an idea for the rumored The Office revival
  • And more!

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Apple’s Original TV Series Strategy Explained

Apple's original TV series

Last year, we learned that Apple is going to be producing high-level original scripted programming in an effort to compete with Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. The tech company has racked up a handful of shows since that announcement, but they’ve yet to announce exactly how customers will be able to actually watch those shows. That question is still a mystery, but at South By Southwest, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services offered an explanation for their strategy of creating Apple’s original TV series. Read More »

Little America

Apple already has one anthology TV series planned with Amazing Stories, but now the tech giant is teaming with Oscar-nominated talent to develop another one. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who earned an Oscar nom for writing last year’s indie hit The Big Sick, have been hired to write Little America, an anthology series that tells the true stories of American immigrants.

And while Nanjiani and Gordon’s names alone would make us pay attention to this project, the additional talent involved here makes us even more excited. Read More »

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Bryan Fuller Amazing Stories

Apple’s Amazing Stories has found itself without a showrunner before the show has debuted. Bryan Fuller, the man behind shows like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, tried to get an Amazing Stories reboot off the ground for years and succeeded when Apple came looking for original programming. But a new report says he’s now parted ways with the show. Read about the Bryan Fuller Amazing Stories split below.
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Damien Chazelle apple series

Damien Chazelle, the jazz aficionado filmmaker behind Whiplash and La La Land, is going to take a bite out of Apple’s foray into original TV programming with a new series. Chazelle, who also has a series in the works with Netflix, will write and direct a drama that will reunite him with La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.

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kristen wiig

Kristen Wiig has carved out a niche for herself in the movie industry — in quirky comedies, heart-wrenching indies, and unsettling dramatic cameos. But the small screen was where Wiig first made her name, as an acclaimed regular cast member of Saturday Night Live for seven years.

Now Wiig is making a return to TV, in a half-hour comedy series for Apple produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banner. Yes, you read that right, this is an original series being developed for Apple. It’s one of many original series and movies that Apple has picked up as the tech giant strikes out into the streaming service field.

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jj abrams sci-fi tv series

J.J. Abrams‘ name may be inextricable from the Star Wars franchise now, but it was in TV where the writer/director first found major success. And now, seven years after he last created a TV series, Abrams is making a long-awaited return to the small screen.

But don’t worry, Star Wars fans. As famous as Abrams is for spearheading wildly ambitious and influential series like Felicity, Alias, LOST, and Fringe, he’s just as famous for sticking around for only the pilot before jetting off to his next project. You’ll get your Episode 9 no matter what.

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Apple sci-fi

Apple is slowly but surely building up a nice little library of television shows. Now the company has added one more to its roster: a series called See, which is written by Eastern Promises and Taboo writer Steven Knight and will be directed by Francis Lawrence, the filmmaker behind I Am Legend and the Hunger Games sequels. Read more about the newest Apple sci-fi series below.
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