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Following the passing of Sidney Poitier on Thursday night at the age of 94, Apple reportedly has a documentary about the famed actor on deck with Oprah Winfrey executive-producing and Reginald Hudlin serving as director.


The project, according to Variety, has been in production for more than a year.


The yet-to-be-titled film, an Apple Original Films release, will provide an in-depth examination of Poitier’s life that includes the participation of his family.


Winfrey, who has interviewed the star on her talk show, paid tribute on social media following his death Sunday.


“Friend. Brother. Confidant. Wisdom teacher. The utmost, highest regard and praise for his most magnificent, gracious, eloquent life. I treasured him. I adored him. He had an enormous soul I will forever cherish,” she wrote on Instagram, with a photo of them hugging. For more, read the full report from New York Daily News.


The Morning Show


Variety reports that "The Morning Show" has been renewed for Season 3 at Apple, with Charlotte Stoudt boarding the series as showrunner.


"The Morning Show" was originally picked up for two seasons by Apple when it was initially ordered in 2017. Stoudt coming on as showrunner is part of a new, multi-year overall deal that she has signed with Apple. Kerry Ehrin, who served as showrunner on the show’s first two seasons, will serve as a consultant on Season 3 while also developing new projects for Apple under her overall deal.


"I’m excited to be joining forces with Apple TV Plus and ‘The Morning Show," said Stoudt. "The cast, led by the phenomenal Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, are truly to die for. Kerry, Mimi and Michael, and the teams at Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films, have created an irresistible world that is equally delicious and provocative."


You could also read Apple's official press release on this news, here


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