Apple reportedly inked a multiyear deal with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón to develop original content for Apple TV+.
Cuarón’s deal with Apple will see him develop multiple TV series for the streaming service, marking the director and writer’s first foray into television since he created the short-lived NBC show Believe.
While Apple has dozens of TV shows in development, the iPhone-maker has held off on making a bunch of multiyear deals with creators. According to Variety, Cuarón’s partner, Gabriela Rodriguez, will run day-to-day operations from the London offices of their production company, Esperanto Filmoj.
Cuarón has mostly focused on film during his prestigious career, so the pivot to TV could yield some interesting results. Roma, Cuarón’s most recent film, won three Oscars this year, including best director and best cinematography. He also won the best director Oscar for Gravity in 2014. You might also be familiar with his work in the Harry Potter movie series. He directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The Apple-Cuarón deal supposedly will run five years. Cuarón’s nonexclusive deal with Anonymous Content will allow him to create select projects while working on TV shows for Apple. Deadline described Cuarón’s deal with Apple as “state-of-the-art.”
Apple currently has multiyear deals with producers Kerry Ehrin, Justin Lin and Jason Katims. Oprah Winfrey is also signed on to make documentaries and other content for Apple TV+, which launches November 1.