In mid-January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple and Google in Bidding War for new J.J. Abrams TV Series about a Monstrous Oppressive Force." It sounded like a great series for Apple's new video content service in the works. But at the end of the day, it was HBO won out.
According to Variety, "The project was the subject of a bidding war between HBO and Apple. Details of the plot are still being kept under tight wraps, but the title of the series is 'Demimonde.' It is described as an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama that deals with a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force.
Abrams will write and executive produce, with with Ben Stephenson–head of television for Abrams' Bad Robot Productions–also serving as an executive producer. The series will be produced by Bad Robot in association with Warner Bros. Television and HBO. Bad Robot is currently under an overall deal at WB."
Keeping Track of Apple's Worldwide Video News
The activity of Apple's Worldwide Video project began to get some traction back in December 2017 and it has since picked up steam in 2018. Below is an ongoing list of content deals and personnel additions that have been made to date.
Feb. 02, 2018: HBO won the Bidding war with Apple for New J.J. Abrams new TV Drama called "Deminmonde"
Jan. 27, 2018: Apple Worldwide Video Hired Dana Tuinier as its Creative Executive to Work on their new 'Hello Sunshine' Comedy & more
Jan 25, 2018: Apple Scoops up the Rights for a TV Project from Damien Chazelle, Oscar Winning Writer/Director of La La Land
Jan. 17, 2018: Apple and Google in Bidding War for new J.J. Abrams TV Series about a Monstrous Oppressive Force
Jan. 13, 2018: Apple Hires Two Experienced Entertainment Industry Veterans to Bolster the Organizational side of Apple Worldwide Video
Jan. 11, 2018: Apple has Picked Up their Third Content Series in the Last Week
Jan. 05, 2018: Apple Worldwide Video Gives the Green Light to a new 10 Part Docuseries called 'Home'
Jan. 04, 2018: Apple Worldwide Video Lands First Development Project for a Crime Story Starring Octavia Spencer
Dec. 06 2017: Apple Worldwide Video Hires Michelle Lee who was behind a Number of Shows on NBC, Hulu and CBS
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