LA LA LAND's Damien Chazelle Will Develop and "Innovative" Drama Series For Apple
Damien Chazelle, the director of Whiplash and La La Land, has got another TV project that he's developing. He's already developing a musical TV drama for Netflix called The Eddy, and now he's working on another series that Apple has picked up. According to THR, it's being billed as an "innovative" drama.
Chazelle is set to write and direct every episode of the show. We don't know how many episodes will be included in the series and we don't even know what the plot of the series will be. It sounds like a pretty big project, though, with a huge commitment. For him to take on the writing and directing duties of the whole series says that he's very passionate about it.
Chazelle will reunite with his La La Land producing team to develop the series, which includes Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.
The untitled Chazelle drama joins a roster of scripted originals from Apple that are coming, which also includes the morning-show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon; Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories anthology; Ron Moore's sci-fi space drama; Steven Knight's See; and a comedy starring Kristen Wiig. Apple is looking at spending $1 billion on scripted originals. I'm really interested to see what comes of it.
Chazelle is currently working on the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke and Jon Bernthal.