Apple TV+ ventures Where the Wild Things Are in deal with Maurice Sendak Foundation

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Apple TV+ could create a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ series. Maybe.
The Maurice Sendak Foundation owned the rights to Where the Wild Things Are. And they just made a deal with Apple TV+.
Photo: The Maurice Sendak Foundation

Apple TV+ and The Maurice Sendak Foundation have teamed up to develop new shows based on the many works of Maurice Sendak, a world-renown author and illustrator of children’s books. Whether this means a series based on Where the Wild Things Are is in the works is anyone’s guess, though.

Apple TV+ might be planning a Where the Wild Things Are series

There were no specifics in Monday’s announcement. The plan could be to create the further adventures of Max and the Wild Things. But Sendak created numerous other works, including Chicken Soup With Rice and In The Night Kitchen.

Sendak himself passed away in 2012. Apple will work with Arthur Yorinks, a collaborator with Sendak on Presto and Zesto in Limboland, to create new shows based on Sendak‘s art and writing.

Whatever gets created will join the children’s programming already available on Apple TV+. Its educational shows Snoopy in Space, Helpsters and Ghostwriter were recently nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards. The streaming service also became home to all things Fraggle Rock this spring. And Wolfwalkers is coming before the end of the 2020.

Via: Deadline