Apple continues to stay in business with A-list talent for its burgeoning TV business, ordering straight-to-series a new project from La La Land director Damien Chazelle.
The untitled project’s plot is being kept under wraps, but Chazelle is expected to write and direct every episode. He will also executive produce along with Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.
The Apple project becomes Chazelle’s second TV project after it was announced earlier that he would executive produce and direct several episodes of Netflix’s The Eddy.
The Eddy is a musical drama set in “contemporary multi-cultural Paris” focusing on a French club, its owner and house band and the chaotic city around them. It’s written by Jack Thorne (This is England) and it will be shot in France with dialogue in English, French and Arabic.
Chazelle is currently in production on Neil Armstrong biopic The First Man, reunited with his La La Land leading man Ryan Gosling, playing the first man on the moon. Chazelle is represented by WME and Exile Entertainment.
The director’s Apple project joins a slew of other high profile projects, including Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller’s Amazing Stories, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s morning show drama, Octavia Spencer’s Are You Sleeping, Ron Moore’s space drama, sci-fi drama See from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence and docuseries Home from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver.
Linda Ge | TV Editor