According to a report by Variety, Apple has ordered a straight-to-series drama from acclaimed filmmaker Damien Chazelle, who will write and direct every episode of the series while also serving as the executive producer.
While no details of the series’ plot have been released so far, Jordan Horowitz from Original Headquarters and Fred Berger from Automatik Entertainment are also said to executive produce the series.
This also marks Chazelle’s second foray into streaming television. Previously, it was announced that he was attached to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the musical drama “The Eddy” for Netflix. That series revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The Apple project, however, will be the first time Chazelle has written and directed every episode of a series.
For those who don’t know, Chazelle is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer, with his most recent film “La La Land” winning six Academy Awards last year, including Best Director and Best Actress in a lead role. The film also won a record-breaking seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay for Chazelle.
Apple has also recently ordered a comedy series starring Kristen Wiig that will be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. The company is also prepping a reboot of “Amazing Stories” from executive producer Steven Spielberg as well as an untitled space race drama from Ronald D. Moore, the creator and writer of hit TV series Battlestar Galactica.