Apple will produce original series by the writers of "Sick of Love", but loses dispute with HBO for new series by J.J. Abrams

Apple will produce original series by the writers of “Sick of Love”, but loses dispute with HBO for new series by J.J. Abrams

Apple will produce original series by the writers of "Sick of Love", but loses dispute with HBO for new series by J.J. Abrams

Another day, another contract signed by Cupertino executives to bring important Hollywood names and prestige to their (increasingly larger) area of ??original content.

Today the deadline reported that Apple has signed a contract to produce a new original series called «Little America» (?Pequena Amrica?), created by the couple Kumail Nanjiani (from the series «Silicon Valley») and Emily V. Gordon currently nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the successful comedy ?Doentes de Amor?. Screenwriter Lee Eisenberg takes over as showrunner of attraction.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, from the original Apple series

The series is described as an anthology (that is, telling different stories each season) focused on painting ?a small and collective portrait of the immigrants who arrived in the United States and, therefore, a portrait of the country itself?. The half-hour chapters will be written based on real immigrant reports published in the magazine Epic, whose editors, Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis, will serve as executive producers on the series.

There are still no more details about the production or release dates, but certainly Apple will be the first to announce the news when they appear.

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On the other hand, it is good to remember that not all of Ma’s works are right: recently, we informed that Cupertino was disputing with HBO the acquisition of rights for the new series of J.J.Abrams, the golden boy of Hollywood behind productions like «Lost» and «Westworld», in addition to films like «Star Wars: The Awakening Out». In this battle, however, Apple was defeated.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Abrams chose the traditional cable channel to be home to his next series, christened as «Demimonde» It is described as a «peak and final fantasy drama of science fiction» about a girl who is transported to another world where she must fight against an oppressive and monstrous force.

J. J. AbramsJ. J. Abrams

Apparently, it wasn?t just the money that attracted the filmmaker to HBO according to reports, Abrams was impressed with the treatment the channel gave to «Westworld» so he preferred to sell them the rights to the new series (the first created and written personally by him since «Fringe», in 2008) at the expense of Apple’s millionaire offers.

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In addition, Apple may account for yet another major loss for its serial business. The screenwriter and producer Bryan Fuller, responsible for shows like «Hannibal», «American Gods» and «Star Trek: Discovery», left the production of reboot of the series ?Amazing Stories?, where it would serve as showrunner.

O Hollywood Reporter stated that Fuller’s departure was friendly and motivated by creative differences: according to reports, the producer had a vision for the series closest to the sinister environment of «Black Mirror», while Apple prefers something closer to the upbeat atmosphere of the original series.

Incidentally, this is a paradigm that Ma is following with all its productions: apparently, it is not in Cupertino that we will see stories that are particularly heavy, violent or for adults. What can be good or a shot in the foot. Let’s see what this is all about.

via 9to5Mac: 1, 2; Apple World Today