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In a competitive situation, Apple TV+ announced a series order for ‘Sugar’ with Colin Farrell plus signed a deal with Nike on Sport Films & more

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A number of Apple TV+ stories are breaking this afternoon starting with the new series “Sugar” with Colin Farrell. Following a highly competitive situation, Apple TV+ today announced a series order for “Sugar,” a new genre-bending series hailing from creator and executive producer Mark Protosevich (“The Cell,” “I Am Legend,” “Thor”), with Colin Farrell (“The Batman,” “True Detective,” “The Lobster”) attached to executive produce and star in the lead role.


Hailing from Apple Studios, the new series is set to be directed by Academy Award nominee Fernando Meirelles (“City of God,” “Constant Gardner,” “Two Popes”), who will also serve as executive producer, and executive produced by Academy and Emmy Award nominee Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” films, “Deadpool” films, “The Martian”), Audrey Chon (“Invasion,” “The Twilight Zone”) and Scott Greenberg (“The Guilty”). Chip Vucelich also executive produces.


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“Sugar” marks the second collaboration for Kinberg’s Genre Films and Apple TV+, and will stream alongside the global hit series “Invasion,” which recently received a second season renewal. The series is a moving, character-driven science-fiction drama series co-created, written and executive produced by Kinberg and David Weil.


Apple Original Films & Nike Team For Multi Year First Look On Sports Films


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Apple Original Films has set a first-look feature deal with Nike’s Waffle Iron Entertainment and Makeready, to develop and produce sports films.


The companies will team up to deliver a slate of films to inspire the next generation of athletes and celebrate the power of sport. It comes at a moment when streamers are leaning heavily into live sports rights and narrative and docu content focusing on athletics.


In the linkup between two giant brands, Apple will finance and distribute the projects, and Nike’s dedicated production label Waffle Iron’s Justin Biskin will produce along with Makeready’s Brad Weston and Collin Creighton. Weston has shepherded sports films that include the Oscar-nominated The Fighter when he headed production at Paramount Pictures. 


Amber Chardae Robinson Joins Apple TV+ Series ‘Mrs. American Pie”


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Apple TV+ announced the casting of Amber Chardae Robinson (Stuber, Judas and the Black Messiah) as a series regular on Mrs. American Pie.


Robinson will star as “Virginia,” a feminist and business partner to Linda (played by Laura Dern).es. For more, read the full Deadline report.


“It Was Like Groundhog Day”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Cast of Apple’s ‘The Afterparty’


Four members of the comedic murder mystery’s ensemble — Zoë Chao, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz and Jamie Demetriou — reunite to talk about filming different perspectives on the same night over eight episodes: “You’re with some of the funniest people in the world who have been locked in their houses for a year.” For more, read the full report by The Hollywood Reporter.


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