Between the excellent Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Apple TV+ is already home to two high quality original comedies.
But they might have some competition, courtesy of a new project starring the hilarious Andy Samberg of Popstar and Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame. The project, which is based on an idea by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, is a sci-fi comedy drama.
Samberg and Bob-Waksberg aren’t the only notable names bringing it to screens, either. The project (it’s not clear whether this an original movie or a series, although the former seems likely) is being penned by Andy Siara, who wrote the script to the Samberg-starring Hulu movie Palm Springs. Ben Stiller (Zoolander) and Noah Hawley (Fargo) are also producing.
Apple supposedly completed the deal over the weekend. The Hollywood Reporter describes the bidding process as “competitive.” It continues that:
“The project drew instant interest thanks to the buzz Palm Springs is generating this awards season. The movie … told of a man stuck in a time loop when attending a dreaded wedding.”
The premise for this new Apple TV+ project hasn’t yet been made public. There’s also no director attached yet, although one is expected to join in the coming months.
Given the success of Palm Springs, Hulu’s most successful original movie to date, there’s plenty of reasons to be excited about this Apple TV+ project. Heck, it might be my most anticipated Apple TV+ project right now!
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