contract with Alfonso Cuarón, series with Clive Owen and trailer for “Truth Be Told”

Apple TV +: contract with Alfonso Cuarón, series with Clive Owen and trailer for “Truth Be Told”

The news hollywoodian Cupertino do not stop: as we approach the launch of the Apple TV +, at the 1st of November, we know a little more about the series that will debut soon – in addition to future projects of the company, which intends to release new original content every month.

Without further ado, let’s get to the news?

Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso CuarónAlfonso Cuarón | image: Barcroft Media

When it comes to Apple, when we say “quality content”, it really reflects what the company has been doing for its service streaming of video. Want an example? The Apple just closed a contract with the renowned filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón for Apple TV +, according to a new report from Variety.

Despite his (extensive) recognition in the cinema, Cuarón is expected to produce television shows for Apple. Recently, the director was highlighted by “Roma” (2018) and, previously, by “Gravidade” (2013). Cuarón also directed «Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban» (2004), the first film in the series to move the franchise in a more adult and dark direction.

THE Variety said that the agreement between Apple and Cuarón «will extend for several years», not setting a definitive deadline. The value of the contract between the Cupertino giant and the director was also not disclosed.

This is a few more comprehensive agreements that Apple has signed since the creation of its new platform, the main ones being with the presenter Oprah Winfrey, with the screenwriter Justin Lin and with the producer Jason Katims.

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

British actor Clive Owen, nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for the film “Closer – Too Close”, signed a contract to star in the successful adaptation of the Stephen King, «Lisey’s Story», next to the actress Juliana Moore, as disclosed by Variety.

Clive Owen is known for films like “Sin City – The City of Sin” (2005), “Filhos da Esperança” (2006), “The Perfect Plan” (2006), and “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (2012). In addition to Moore and Owen, the series also features JJ Abrams and Ben Stephenson as executive producers.

The Apple had given the green light to the production last April, but only now the duo of protagonists was closed. The series, like King’s book, is defined as a “psychological horror with elements of romance”. Basically, the plot goes between the life of Lisey (Moore) and that of her ex-husband, Scott Landon (played by Owen), a famous novelist who died.

Trailer of «Truth Be Told»

The Cupertino giant also shared the new official series trailer «Truth Be Told»starring Octavia Spencer (winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2012 for “Histórias Cruzadas”) and Aaron Paul (in «Breaking Bad»).

Spencer, known for her previous roles in films like “Stars Beyond Time” (2016) and “A Forma da Água” (2017), plays the podcaster Poppy Parnell, who plans to reopen a murder case that she solved 18 years earlier, by putting Paul’s character, Warren Cave, behind bars.

Other stars of «Truth Be Told» include Lizzy Caplan (from the series «Masters of Sex»), Ron Cephas Jones («This Is Us»), Mekhi Phifer («ER») and Elizabeth Perkins (“I want to be great ”). The series will be released on November 6.


Speaking of releases, the series star «Dickinson», Hailee Steinfeld, stated during an interview this week that all episodes of the 1st season of the program will be made available on the day of the launch on Apple TV +.

Steinfeld said the series’s plot will be “easy to understand” after confirming that, in the case of the series starring her, all the first 10 episodes of the production will be available on the first day.

This makes us understand that this may not be the case for all series of the service – especially considering a report by Bloomberg, last August, which suggested that Apple could release only three episodes of a new series when it launched; after that, the following chapters would be released weekly. The idea behind this would be «to prevent subscribers from watching the series at once and cancel the subscription soon after».

via 9to5Mac, Hollywood Reporter, Cult of Mac, MacRumors