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Published on June 15th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


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 AsiansNow You See Me 2).

As always, here’s our handy list of the other shows coming to us (eventually) from Apple:

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has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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