Apple Gives Green Light for a 10-Part Mystery Drama Series about an 11-Year-Old who Cracked a Cold Case in Pennsylvania
The activity over at Apple Worldwide Video has been hectic over the past week with multiple new staff hires (one, two) to bringing in Lizzy Caplan to star in one of Apple's new series and to signing on with the Writers Guild of America. We're now learning that Apple has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a mystery drama inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak.
The untitled project, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, was created by Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox and Dara Resnik (Daredevil), who executive produce with Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why) and Sharlene Martin (Deadly Sins). Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Now You See Me 2) will direct and executive produce.
The series, also described as a family drama, follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
The story is inspired by Hilde Lysiak, a young investigative reporter who, at age 9, was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, PA, breaking the news in her self-started newspaper, Orange Street News.
She garnered national and international media attention and landed a deal with Scholastic to co-write four books with her author/journalist father, Matthew Lysiak, called Hilde Cracks the Case.
The Deadline exclusive report includes a two-year old video of Hilde Lysiak "reporting" about drugs being a neighborhood problem for Orange Street News.
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