Captain Marvel star signs TV series deal with Apple

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Brie Larson
Brie Larson will suit up for the CIA in the new TV show.
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Brie Larson has scored a sweet new TV deal with Apple the day before her new movie, Captain Marvel, is set to light the box office on fire.

Larson will both star and executive produce a new TV drama series for Apple under the new deal. The TV show will be based on an intriguing spy novel that hasn’t even been published yet.

“Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” by Amaryllis Fox will serve as the main inspiration for Laron’s TV series. The memoir is based on Fox’s real-life experiences as an undercover operative. Using the prism of the agents closest relationships, the series will give an inside look at the young woman’s journey through the CIA.

The new TV series is one of dozens Apple currently has in development. With its streaming video service set to launch sometime this year, Apple has been courting the biggest names in Hollywood to make shows for it. A recent report claimed that Apple’s hands-on approach has caused some issues on its projects though.

Larson to the rescue

Brie Larson has starred in more movies than TV shows. She won an Oscar and Golden Globe in 2015 for her role in Room. Her other movie credits include Kong: Skull Island, The Spectacular Now, 21 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. For TV shows, her biggest credits were on United States of Tara and Raising Dad.

Michael Ellenberg will executive produce the show for Larson via Media Res. Lynette Howell Taylor and Samantha Housman from 51 Entertainment are also executive producers on the project, along with Dani Gorin of Media Res.

As for the writing, Megan Martin of Animal Kingdom fame is reportedly in final negotiations to craft the scripts. The book on which the project is based is set to hit bookshelves on October 15.