Hot off his Oscar wins earlier this year for his Netflix film Roma landing Best Director and Best Cinematography awards, Alfonso Cuaron has signed a multiyear deal with Apple TV+ according to TheHollywoodReporter.
Following a competitive process with multiple outlets bidding, the Roma writer, director and producer has signed an overall deal with Apple. Under the terms of the multiyear pact, Cuarón will create and develop new television projects exclusively for Apple’s forthcoming TV+.
The Mexican director won big this year for Roma but has had a varied career over the years with films such as Children of Men, Gravity, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, and was behind the recent television series Believe for Bad Robot/Warner Bros. Television.
I’ll be curious to learn more details about what this first series Alfonso is developing will look like and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it lands on the side of science fiction.
New streaming services such as Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and others are popping-up along with spending a lot of cash to coax creatives into helping them develop original content.
Folks concerned that we currently have a surplus of television shows are in for a rude awakening in the next three or four years when all these services launch within the next year or so.
Apple TV+ launches on November 1st.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER