Apple has just added a new basketball drama series from Kevin Durant’s media company and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer. The new series, Swagger, will be based on Durant’s time playing basketball in Washington, DC during his childhood.
The half-hour anthology series is titled “Little America” and created by “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani and his partner Emily V. Gordon. In other words, expect a lot of laughs seasoned with touching dramatic moments.
An upcoming sci-fi series by acclaimed directory J.J. Abrams, officially named “Demimonde,” is about a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. It will be produced by HBO, which beat Apple in a bidding war for the show.
The latest hire in Apple’s quest for top programming talent appears to be Dana Tuinier from The Paramount Network. Tuinier will head up the comedy space at Apple, and will be responsible for comedy within the Worldwide Video unit
Apple continues its ingress to the world of original content with their latest straight-to-series order for See. An “epic, world building drama” from director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Francis Lawrence