News about Apple's infamous original productions continues to break out at a breakneck pace!
The American actress who won four Emmys, nominated for an Oscar for the film ?Portraits of a Reality? and who recently appeared in productions such as ?12 Years of Slave? and ?Luke Cage? was announced as the newest addition to the cast of the fictional series scientific "See", that having Aquaman Jason Momoa as the protagonist. The information is Hollywood Reporter.
In the Apple series, Woodard plays the role of Paris, a priestess and advisor. There is still no more information about the program's history besides the fact that it will be a past drama in the future and show a distant (or at least very different) world. In the chair of director and executive producer we will have Francis Lawrence (from the last three films in the ?Hunger Games? franchise) and Steven Knight (from the series "Peaky Blinders") be the main screenwriter.
Say what you want from the original Apple productions: at least big names they are managing to attract in droves!
"Are You Sleeping?"
Continuing the cast expansions, the series "Are You Sleeping?" one of the first officially announced by Ma also has news in its team of actors, as informed the deadline.
The new faces are from Moon Bloodgood ("Code Black"), that playing a regular role in the new series, and Billy Miller ("Suits"), Brett Cullen (?Narcos?) and Hunter Doohan ("Westworld"), which will make spurious appearances in the first season. They join protagonist Octavia Spencer (Oscar winner for ?Histrias Cruzadas?), in addition to Aaron Paul (Jesse de "Breaking Bad"), Elizabeth Perkins (?I want to be great?) and Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex").
The series, as we already know, revolves around American society's obsession with podcasts based on real crimes and shows the consequences of the search for justice in the media spotlight through the eyes of protagonist Poppy Parnell (Spencer), an investigative reporter. Promise!
The third novelty of the special day for fantasy fans: as informed by deadline, Apple is closing a deal to produce a series based on the 1981 film "Os Bandidos do Tempo".
To those who do not know the original production, ?Bandidos do Tempo? directed by Terry Gilliam (member of Monty Python who later would direct "Brazil" and "The Twelve Monkeys") and features Hollywood greats such as Sean Connery, John Cleese, Jim Broadbent and Shelley Duvall, as historical figures in a surreal universe pioneered by a particularly imaginative 11-year-old.
Gilliam will serve as executive producer on the new series, which will be produced in partnership with Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital. There is still no more information about the production, but we will keep an eye on it, because the business can be very interesting.
via Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac: 1, 2