pachinko tv series

Apple is adding to its impressive oeuvre of forthcoming original titles with a series order of a Pachinko TV series based on Min Jin Lee‘s bestselling novel of the same name. The multigenerational saga of a Korean family that migrates to Japan in the 20th century is a moving, sprawling dramatic epic that already piques interest because of its unique focus on the Korean immigrant experience in Japan. But throw The Terror co-showrunner Soo Hugh‘s name in there, and you’ve got our attention.

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apple streaming service networks

Apple is gearing up to be a strong competitor against streaming giants Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. In addition to its slew of forthcoming original titles, the Apple streaming service is currently negotiating with high-profile cable networks HBO, Showtime, and Starz to feature their shows and movies on its platform. With most of Apple’s star-studded originals still early in development, these potential deals would allow the service to draw new subscribers in with the help of established libraries from content partners. Read more about the Apple streaming service networks negotiations below.

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Time Bandits Series Director Taika Waititi

Last summer we learned that Apple was working on a series adaptation of the 1981 time traveling fantasy Time Bandits. The movie hails from Monty Python troupe member Terry Gilliam, and now it’s being handed off to a worthy successor. Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi has boarded the Time Bandits series as co-writer and director. Read More »

Brie Larson Apple

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson is about to go undercover. The Captain Marvel star will produce and star as a CIA agent in a new untitled drama series that Apple just secured in a bidding war. This is another huge “get” for Apple, which is about to reveal more details about its upcoming streaming service next month. Read More »

Apple shows

Apple’s streaming service, poised to be an important rival against the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, was initially said to debut as early as this month. Now, a new report suggests that it may not be available for consumers until 2020.

The same report says showrunners at the company are dealing with their own share of hurdles, including a “lack of transparency,” “lack of clarity,” and “intrusive” executives who have been giving notes which attempt to guide the shows more toward the family-friendly vibe Apple wants to cultivate. Reportedly, one of the most oft-repeated notes from CEO Tim Cook to showrunners is the phrase “don’t be so mean!”

Read on for more, including the troubling claim that Apple only wants technology to be portrayed in a positive light across its shows.

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apple streaming service

Apple‘s streaming video service may still not have a name, but a new report says that the streaming platform and its various original titles could launch as soon as this spring. The tech company is reportedly planning an April 2019 date for the Apple streaming service launch, which would put the platform in direct competition with Disney’s standalone streaming service, Disney+.

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Simon Kinberg apple

Apple is continuing to poach talent from all across Hollywood for their nascent film and television division, and they may have just added two names to their ever-growing list of collaborators.

The tech company is “near a deal” for a new science fiction series that hails from Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s been shepherding the X-Men film franchise for years. Plus, they’ve managed to lure Jason Katims, the producer of beloved TV shows like Friday Night Lights, away from his longtime home at Universal Television for a multi-year contract. Read more about that and the potential Simon Kinberg Apple series below. Read More »

on the rocks

Sixteen years have passed since Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray got lost in the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, but now the director and her Lost in Translation star are reuniting for Apple’s first original film. Coppola will be directing Murray and Rashida Jones in On the Rocks, a father-daughter drama that will mark the first project under the pact between indie studio A24 and Apple.

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new peanuts specials

Fire up the Vince Guaraldi music: new Peanuts specials and series are headed to Apple. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all the other giant-headed children will be headed to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. New specials include short-form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) content, featuring Snoopy in space.

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Apple A24

Apple has spent the last year hiring tons of incredibly talented people for a new batch of television shows, and now the tech giant is extending its reach even further into Hollywood.

Apple has joined forces with A24 – the company behind films like Moonlight, Spring Breakers, Hereditary, Lady Bird, and many more – to produce a new slate of movies. Read more about the Apple A24 deal below. Read More »