Following the news of the infamous “Apple Studios” (fictitious name of the initiative involving a streaming video from Apple), Ma gave orders for the production of a series based on the trilogy "Fundao" ("Foundation") by Isaac Asimov, as disclosed by the deadline. The project, announced last April, initially received a request for the production of ten episodes.
"Fundao" Asimov's most popular and well-known science fiction series that, it is always worth repeating, inspired George Lucas to create the saga "Star Wars". So much responsibility was in the hands of producers David S. Goyer (from “Batman: The Dark Knight”) and Josh Friedman (from “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”). The series will be co-produced by Skydance Television, which also takes care of the show "Altered Carbon", from Netflix.
The novelty marks the end of a great race to see who would carry out the adaptation. In the past few months, major studios and producers, such as FOX, Warner Bros. and Sony, tried to bring the trilogy to the screen, either through a feature film or a series. Many of the best science fiction writers found it difficult to transpose the saga, especially on the big screen. More recently, HBO tried to develop a series for the Asimov trilogy, also without success.
This is the second original Apple production that receives production orders. The first was the drama "Are You Sleeping"starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. For now, there is no information on when the series will be shown.
Jane Krakowski in the comedy cast "Dickinson"
The actress Jane Krakowski co-star in the comedy series "Dickinson", from Apple, as disclosed by Variety.
Known for her role in the current Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (for which she was nominated for an Emmy), Krakowski also acted in 30 Rock and Modern Family ”. In Apple production, the actress will be the mother of the main character, the poet Emily Dickinson starring Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld.
Announced last May, Dickinson's series follows the life of the poet, who boldly explores the constraints of society, gender and family from her perspective and that does not fit with the thoughts of the society of her time.
The series was written and produced by screenwriter Alena Smith, who wrote and co-produced the series "The Affair" and "The Newsroom". In addition to Smith, director David Gordon Green (responsible for the remake of "Halloween") also participate in the production of Ma's original series.
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Just like “Fundao”, no official date has yet been released for the launch of the Dickinson series, after all, the streaming Apple's video has not even been confirmed / announced by the company. However, the first series is expected to come out in the first quarter of next year. Who's looking forward to it?
via MacRumors, 9to5Mac