Two of Apple's Top Drama Series have been given the Green Light to begin filming in London after COVID-19 Delays
The lack of new quality programming on Apple TV+, Netflix and Prime has been painful for consumers. I personally dropped Netflix over the weekend for a lack of quality English programs. Netflix has become a Globalist streamer jamming their programming with movies and series overwhelmingly in foreign languages be they from India in Hindi or others in various European languages like Finish and Danish, while others are in Spanish with English sub-titles. COVID-19 has likely played a role in this shift.
On Apple TV+ it's been thin on programming as well. Apple released the quality drama 'Tehran' last Friday and today we're learning that Apple has given the green light for two major series to begin filming shortly. They can't come fast enough for Apple TV+ fans.
A new report this morning from Deadline claims that Apple is gearing up to go into production on two of its first UK-commissioned dramas amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Uma Thurman starring in Suspicion and Gary Oldman-fronted Slow Horses prepare to shoot.
Deadline understands that Suspicion could be the first of the two shows to get cameras rolling under strict safety protocols after it was forced to shut down in March as Covid-19 ripped through British shoots.
The Keshet Productions UK adaptation of Israeli drama False Flag has entered pre-production and the shoot is planned for late October, although dates are not set in stone. Producers were nearing the end of the first block of filming before the show was halted.
Meanwhile, Slow Horses went into pre-production last week ahead of the shoot commencing on November 30. See-Saw Films’ adaptation of Mick Herron’s spy novels was meant to shoot earlier this year but was delayed by the pandemic.
Both shows are overseen by London-based Jay Hunt, Apple’s creative director for Europe worldwide video, alongside heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. For more, read the full Deadline report.
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