La La Land director inks huge TV deal with Apple


La La Land
The director of La La Land is making a TV show.
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Apple’s growing roster of high profile Hollywood projects has added yet another A-list director to its swelling ranks.

Acclaimed filmmaker Damien Chazelle has reportedly signed a deal with Apple to create a mysterious new original TV show for the iPhone-maker.

Chazelle’s deal with Apple comes nearly a year after his film La La Land scored six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Screenplay for Chazelle. His other films includes 2014 Oscar darling Whiplash and 10 Cloverfield Lane

Details on Chazelle’s TV show for Apple are being kept under wraps. Each episode will be written and directed by Chazelle who is also listed as an executive producer on the project. It sounds like no actors have been signed to star in the series yet, but we’re sure to hear more about the cast as the project develops.

Apple’s purchase of Chazelle’s show comes after it’s already made a number of big purchases. Steven Spielberg has signed on with Apple to bring back his Amazing Stories anthology from the 80’s. Reese Witherspoon has at least two projects with Apple, one co-starring Jennifer Anniston.

There’s also a docu-series in the works about extravagant homes and a sci-fi opera TV show coming from the mind behind Battlestar Galactica. Apple reportedly plans to spend $1 billion on original content in 2018, so the company is really just getting started on its purchases.


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