Published on January 25th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Apple to save jazz with new show from creator of “La La Land”
Okay, so we don’t really know if Apple plans to save jazz. Like most in the flurry of shows Apple has announced recently, we don’t know what this one’s about. All we know from a report at Variety is that La La Land creator Damien Chazelle will write and direct each episode, and that—shockingly—Reese Witherspoon doesn’t seem to be involved.
Details of the series’ plot are being kept under wraps, but Chazelle will write and direct every episode of the series, as well as serving as executive producer. In addition to Chazelle, the series will be executive produced by Jordan Horowitz via his Original Headquarters banner, and Fred Berger for Automatik Entertainment. Media Rights Capital is the studio.
Ironically, Chazelle’s only other streaming TV show—a musical drama called The Eddy—is in the works over at Netflix. We’re still not sure exactly how Apple plans to distribute all of their new shows in development, but the service is expected to compete with streaming media platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
So, shall we recap? In addition to the new Damien Chazelle show, we’ve got:
- a Kristen Wiig comedy based Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It, and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine,
- the futuristic world-building drama See,
- A docuseries called Home,
- Are You Sleeping? starring Octavia Spencer and based on Kathleen Barber’s novel by the same name, also produced by Hello Sunshine,
- A TV morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston,
- a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ’80s anthology Amazing Stories,
- and a new sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore.
When Apple finally does make these shows available to watch, there’s going to be a lot of binging going on.