Apple Collaborates with BBC for ‘Alabama’ Apple TV+ Series Starring Imelda Staunton

Apple and BBC are participating for the primary time on an upcoming dramedy for Apple TV+.

According to a record from Chortle, Apple is co-producing a brand new comedy-drama collection for Apple TV+. The new dramedy collection, titled Alabama, will famous person Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Downtown Abbey) and might be an eight-part effort.

Production at the new collection is recently underway, reads the record, alternatively plot main points are nonetheless few and a ways between. It will reportedly be written by means of Andy Wolton, with Jim O’Hanlon (Catastrophe) set to direct. And if all is going in keeping with plan, Alabama will debut on Apple TV+ someday in 2020.

If the time-frame is right kind, it could make Alabama one of the primary showed “2d wave” displays for Apple TV+. The first wave of displays contains tasks from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Oprah Winfrey, and Ron Moore.

The collection marks Apple’s first collaboration with BBC, which has additionally produced displays with Netflix and HBO.

“I fee a large amount of content material from the United Kingdom inventive group,” says Jay Hunt, Apple’s European inventive director of globally video and previous Channel 4 boss. “It is thrilling to have an organisation of Apple’s measurement entering the United Kingdom and giving the sphere right here that stage of scrutiny and beef up. Long prior to we’ve got even introduced our unique commissioning technique, hundreds of thousands of kilos had been spent on commissioning with British manufacturing properties.”

She added that Apple‘s general stage of funding on this nation can be “significant … there’s no requirement for Apple to function in the United Kingdom, so it’s important that we’re right here.”