Apple, HBO bidding for new sci-fi show from J.J. Abrams

Apple, HBO bidding for new sci-fi show from J.J. Abrams

According to Variety, J.J. Abrams — co-creator of the Lost, Alias, Felicity, and Fringe series — has written a new sci-fi drama television show that’s the subject of a bidding war between Apple and HBO. The series would reportedly deal with a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. 

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Apple adds ‘Home” docuseries to its TV programming slate

Apple adds ‘Home” docuseries to its TV programming slate

Variety reports that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the docuseries “Home,” which will offer viewers a look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes and into the minds of the folks who built them. The tech giant has ordered 10, one-hour episodes of the new series, the article adds.

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Apple is developing an ‘Are You Sleeping’ show starring Octavia Spencer

Apple is developing an ‘Are You Sleeping’ show starring Octavia Spencer

Apple is developing a new original drama series entitled Are You Sleeping, starring Octavia Spencer, reports Variety. Created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, the series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Ent/Endeavor Content.

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ director working on a space drama for Apple’s entertainment division

‘Battlestar Galactica’ director working on a space drama for Apple’s entertainment division

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from Ronald D. Moore, the developer of the second, acclaimed Battlestar Galactica TV series, reports Deadline. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s studio-based Tall Ship Productions.

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Another film pro joins Apple’s growing worldwide video unit

Another film pro joins Apple’s growing worldwide video unit

Michelle Lee, who has served as head of development for Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions, to join Apple’s worldwide video unit as a senior creative executive, according to Deadline

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Apple scoops up Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series

Apple scoops up Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s dramatic series exploring the behind-the-scenes action of daily morning shows and its players, has officially been ordered to series by Apple for two seasons, reports Entertainment Weekly. Witherspoon and Aniston will both star in and executive-produce the untitled project.

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Rumor: Apple wants Culver Studios and an original drama with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Rumor: Apple wants Culver Studios and an original drama with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Apple wants to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry, according to the subscription-based Financial Times. Although the location has 13 sound stages suitable for both TV and feature films, Apple is primarily looking for office space, the article adds.

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