Published on June 15th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
New Apple TV show inspired by child reporter Hilde Lysiak
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Apple’s new streaming media service. We may not know much about their rollout plans, but in the past three weeks alone we’ve learned of the new shows Shantaram, A Little Voice and Dickinson. That list has now grown to include a family mystery/drama based on the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak.
At just nine years of age, Lysiak broke the story of a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, PA, covering it in her own newspaper, Orange Street News. The story garnered media attention worldwide, leading to a deal with Scholastic to co-wrote a series of books called Hilde Cracks the Case with her father, author/journalist Matthew Lysiak. Paramount TV and its partner, Anonymous Content, optioned Hilde’s life rights and the rights to her books.
The as-of-yet untitled TV show—which Apple reportedly picked up based on the premise alone—follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to a small lakeside town where her father used to live. There, she unearths a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
As reported by Deadspin, the new series coms from Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox and Dara Resnik (Daredevil), who executive produce with Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why) and Sharlene Martin (Deadly Sins). It will be directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2).
As always, here’s our handy list of the other shows coming to us (eventually) from Apple:
- A drama based on the novel Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
- Sara Bareilles’ musical dramedy A Little Voice, a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York
- Dickinson, a comedy based on the life of Emily Dickinson and starring Hailee Steinfeld
- Central Park, an animated musical comedy from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard
- An adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy
- Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s Little America, based on Epic Magazine’s series of true stories of American immigrants
- A psychological thriller from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan
- A drama series centered around NBA star Kevin Durant
- A new show from the creator of La La Land
- A Kristen Wiig comedy based on Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It
- A futuristic world-building drama called See
- A docuseries called Home
- Are You Sleeping? starring Octavia Spencer and based on Kathleen Barber’s novel of the same name
- A reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ’80s anthology Amazing Stories
- A new sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore