Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
“See” Apple’s next drama series
Another day, another new TV show from Apple. The latest—as reported by Deadspin—is a straight-to-series order of See. Billed as “…an epic, world-building drama set in the future…” See is written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence, director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay parts 1 & 2).
We’re not sure exactly how much of See we’ll see at this point, but Deadspin expects the series to start at eight episodes.
See is just the latest in a flurry of original content in development by Apple. It joins the Home docuseries and a handful of scripted programs: Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer, a TV morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ’80s anthology Amazing Stories, and a new a sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore.
See is created by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content, which also brought Are You Sleeping to Apple. The content connection runs deeper than that; Are You Sleeping hails from Hello Sunshine, a cross-platform brand and consumer-facing content company dedicated to telling female-driven stories. Hello Sunshine was co-launched by Reese Witherspoon. See how this all is coming together?
I said in our coverage of Home that it’ll be interesting to monitor Apple’s foray into TV programming throughout 2018, and it took less than five days to learn of the next entry. It’s safe to say they’re not done yet, so I’m looking forward to discovering what new TV show we’ll be talking about next week…and where we’ll actually be watching them.
Maybe we’re all invited to Reese Witherspoon’s house?