Apple Polishes New Series Deal for Bouchard

Apple Polishes New Series Deal for Bouchard

Among the cast are Hamilton Tony Award winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, as well as Tony nominee Josh Gad and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess. They have already given a two-season order to a drama series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, set in the world of morning show television, and a straight-to-series order for Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller's reimagining of Amazing Stories. Bouchard and Gad are executive producers; Smith will be a consulting producer.

Apple continues to pour more money into its original content library with the announcement of its first animated series from Loren Bouchard who is the creator of Bob's Burgers.

No word as yet on how long it's going to be before Apple starts distributing this new animated comedy series.

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Apple has reportedly ordered a total of 26 episodes of the show, which will be split into two seasons.

Bouchard will remain busy; not only is Bob's Burgers continuing at FOX, but a movie has been in development for a while. The vast majority of the studio's animated shows to date have been for sibling broadcast network Fox.

After Fox ultimately passed on Central Park, 20th TV took the project out, sparking a heated bidding war among Apple, Netflix and Hulu.

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