Apple on Thursday gave a straight-to-series order to Echo 3, a new action-thriller from Mark Boal, who picked up multiple Oscars for writing The Hurt Locker.
The 10-part series headed for Apple TV+ is inspired a novel by Amir Gutfreund.
Echo 3 is just the latest thriller headed for Apple TV+
Echo 3 is the story of Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist who goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border. Her brother and her husband – both with deep military experience and complicated pasts – have to find her in the middle of a secret war.
Creation of this show is just started, so nearly the only person’s name attached so far is Boal, who’ll write, serve as co-showrunner. But he brings plenty of credibility, having written both The Hurt Locker — which picked up six Academy Awards, including Best Picture — and Zero Dark Thirty. Also acting as co-showrunner is Jason Horwitch (Berlin Station, House of Cards.)
Echo 3 will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios. This studio previously produced a Hebrew-language version of this story in Israel as When Heroes Fly. It was not written by Boal.
Apple and Keshet are already working together on Suspicion, a thriller starring Uma Thurman also headed for Apple TV+. They are part of this streaming service’s growing library. There are currently more than 30 shows or movies available or coming soon, including Tom Hanks staring in Greyhound. And Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson take the leads in The Banker.