Don't Trust Your Wife [EXCLUSIVE CLIP] | SYFY WIRE
The clip (entitled "Don't Trust Your Wife") comes from Episode 3 (Pedro Across The Street) and features the voices of Pedro Pascal, Judy Greer, and Mark Duplass. The series premieres on Apple TV+ this coming Friday, March 19.
The service this week earned its first Oscar nominations and dropped a highly anticipated release from the Russo brothers. Still, it feels very much on the outside of the primary streaming competition.
Vera Farmiga has been tapped as the lead in Five Days At Memorial, Apple TV+’s limited series from John Ridley, Carlton Cuse and ABC Signature. The project, which chronicles events in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reunites former Bates Motel star Farmiga with the Psycho prequel’s co-creator/executive producer Cuse.
Written by Ridley and Cuse based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.
Farmiga will play the role of Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial when the storm hit.
Ultimately, 40 dead bodies were found in the hospital. The book looks to answer the question of whether medical staff at Memorial, led by Dr. Pou, euthanized critically ill patients after being trapped in the hospital for days without power. It also focuses on an attempt to prosecute Pou and two nurses for homicide after an investigation showed elevated levels of morphine and other drugs in 23 patients who had died at the hospital over the five-day period during Katrina.
Sarah Paulson was attached to play Dr. Pou in a previous planned adaptation of Fink’s book under the American Crime Story banner, which did not come to fruition at FX.
Five Days At Memorial will be written and executive produced by Ridley and Cuse, and both will serve as directors on the limited series. ABC Signature is the studio. Author Fink will serve as producer.
Oscar-nominated Farmiga has earned two Emmy nominations to date, for Bates Motel and for When They See Us. She is currently in production on Marvel’s Hawkeye series for Disney+. In features, she next stars in both Conjuring 3 opposite Patrick Wilson, set to be released on June 4, 2021; and the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, set to be released on September 24, 2021. Farmiga is repped by CAA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.
EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Game of Thrones alum Alexander Siddig has been tapped to star opposite Charlie Hunnam in Apple’s sweeping international drama seriesShantaram, based on Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling novel. It hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios.
Shot across two continents, Shantaram tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India.
Siddig, a series regular, will play Khader Khan, the revered kingpin of Bombay’s underworld who acts as a surrogate father to Lin.
Shantaram is written and executive produced by Steven Lightfoot, who also serves as showrunner. Richard Sharkey, Bharat Nalluri, who is set to direct six episodes, Steve Golin, Nicole Clemens, Andrea Barron, Justin Kurzel and Eric Singer also executive produce.
The series, which previously shot two episodes before pausing filming in late February 2020, is gearing up for to restart production in May on the remaining 10 episodes.
Siddig’s recent TV credits include Netflix’s The Spy and Epix’s Deep State. In features, he was recently seen in 21 Bridges and Skylines. Siddig is repped by Zero Gravity Management, Markham Froggatt and Del Shaw.
The Shantaram novel is described as an exploration of love, forgiveness, and courage on the long road to redemption. It has been published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide and sold over six million copies to date.
Sure seems like more projects are going into production for Apple TV+. Will be nice to see the content catalog grow with some interesting project choices. And no reboots!! Helps when you start from scratch with no legacy IP.
Tracy Oliver Lands Eight-Figure Overall Deal With Apple
Tracy Oliver, the co-writer of Girls Trip and creator of The First Wives Club, has signed an overall deal with Apple.
The streamer has landed the multi-year deal in a competitive situation that Deadline hears is in the significant eight-figure range.
The deal includes television series and feature films and Oliver will develop and produce diverse and meaningful projects via her Tracy Yvonne Productions shingle.
Oliver, who previously had a first-look film and TV deal at Topic Studios, has had a busy couple of years. She created and is writing and exec producing Harlem, a single-camera comedy for Amazon that is produced with Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and Universal TV.
Home Before Dark: Apple TV+ Unveils Season 2 Premiere Date, First-Look Images
The mystery drama will return to the streaming platform Friday, June 11th...Home Before Dark, which stars Brooklynn Prince and Jim Sturgess, will debut with the first episode, followed by one new installment weekly, every Friday
Season two follows reporter Hilde Lisko (Prince) as she seeks to learn more about a mysterious explosion that hits a local farm...the investigation leads her to fight a powerful and influential corporation, jeopardizing the health of her family and Erie Harbor...
Apple TV+ to start filming season 3 of 'See' in May
Apple TV+ is set to shoot season three of its drama 'See', starring Jason Momoa, around Ontario, Canada from May to October 2021...principle photography on season two has only just finished on March 18th, but cameras are ready to roll on the third season from May 3rd, which means five weeks of prep and shooting at the same time, which is rare for TV
All 8 episodes of the third season will be shot in one block over 120 days with a single director...
The Oprah Conversation — Amanda Gorman “A Caged Bird”
“It’s so difficult to be that which you cannot see.” During President Biden’s inauguration, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman delivered a powerful message of hope with her poem “The Hill We Climb.” Now she sits down with Oprah to discuss the inauguration, poetry, and Maya Angelou. Watch this episode of The Oprah Conversation now on the Apple TV app: https://apple.co/_the-oprah-conversation
Apple Sets David Attenborough Special ‘The Year Earth Changed’; Renews ‘Tiny World’ & ‘Earth At Night In Color’
By Jake Kanter
Apple TV+ has greenlit a natural history special narrated by David Attenborough, which will examine how changes in human behavior during lockdown had a profound impact on the natural world.
BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit will produce The Year Earth Changed, which will premiere on April 16 ahead of Earth Day 2021. A second season of Paul Rudd-narrated Tiny World and Tom Hiddleston-voiced Earth At Night In Color will also drop on the same day.
Here’s the logline for The Year Earth Changed: “Showcasing exclusive footage from around the world after an unprecedented year, The Year Earth Changed is a timely documentary special that takes a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it.
“From hearing birdsong in deserted cities, to witnessing whales communicating in new ways, to encountering capybaras in South American suburbs, people all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before. In the one-hour special, viewers will witness how changes in human behavior — reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to coexist — can have a profound impact on nature.”
A trailer for the documentary is above. It is directed by Tom Beard, while the executive producers are Mike Gunton and Alice Keens-Soper.
Tiny World returns for a six-part season, offering a unique perspective into the natural world by illuminating the ingenuity and resilience of the planet’s smallest creatures. The series is made by UK producer Plimsoll Productions, with Tom Hugh Jones, Grant Mansfield, and Martha Holmes executive producing.
Another British producer, Offspring Films, is behind the second season of Earth At Night In Color, which uses cutting edge camera and editing technology to reveal nature’s nocturnal wonders with striking clarity. Pumas, polar bears, and manta rays all feature in the Alex Williamson executive produced series.
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