Apple continues its hiring spree with Apple TV+. In the present day, it was revealed that the corporate has employed the BBC’s factual controller, Alison Kirkham, who will be part of Apple’s rising authentic content material division primarily based in the UK.
Apple additionally introduced that it has set an general cope with Alena Smith, the showrunner of ‘Dickinson’. Dickinson was the primary full collection launched on the Apple TV+ service, with all episodes streaming from November 1st.
As reported by Variety, Kirkham is claimed to hitch Apple TV+ in the summertime. She’s going to head up growth of Apple’s European unscripted collection and flicks. Kirkham will report back to Jay Hunt, who Apple poached again in 2017 from Channel 4.
On the BBC, Kirkham led award-winning documentary productions together with Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. Apple’s content material technique for TV+ at launch concerned one documentary — The Elephant Queen — and the corporate has proven ambitions to make huge investments for non-fiction video originals. On a associated notice, Selection reviews that Apple has acquired the rights to Ewan McGregor’s “Lengthy Method Up” motorbike journey collection, a TV present pickup that has not been beforehand reported.
Earlier this week, ‘The Morning Present’ lead Kerry Ehrin announced an extension of her exclusivity deal with Apple. And the corporate has adopted up by inking a new overall deal with Alena Smith, showrunner of the Apple TV+ dramedy collection Dickinson. Presumably the deal will see Smith assist create new reveals, along with persevering with her Dickinson collection.
While most of Apple’s preliminary slate of originals have been commissioned for second seasons, COVID-19 has halted manufacturing on episodes leaving them caught. Nonetheless, Dickinson had already accomplished capturing for season two earlier than the tip of 2019. The present will return later in 2020; Apple is but to announce a 3rd season pickup.
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