Hailee Steinfeld to play Emily Dickinson in new Apple comedy series

According to Deadline, Hailee Steinfeld has signed on to star in Dickinson, a comedy series about Emily Dickinson that takes place in the 1800s but has a “modern sensibility and tone.” The story says Dickinson will follow the now-iconic poet as she uses her “imaginative point of view” to “audaciously” explore “the…

Batman V. Superman writer to tackle a TV version of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation books

Isaac Asmiov’s Foundation books form some of the primary texts of modern science fiction, second only to the author’s beloved Robot stories in terms of their lasting appeal. Offering a sprawling but thoughtful look at the rise and fall of empires, the books focus on the “science” of Psychohistory, Asimiov’s made-up…

Apple says it doesn't "know anything" about making TV, will spend over $1 billion on original programming anyway

Over the last year or so, Apple has attracted some top-notch talent to its growing programming branch. Reese Witherspoon is producing multiple shows, including a comedy starring Kristen Wiig; Damien Chazelle is developing some mysterious new drama; and Oscar nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon sold their…

Apple adds an animated comedy from Bob's Burgers creator to its menu

Apple has just picked up another relatively high-profile TV project for its streaming service, despite the fact—which we’ve pointed out multiple times—that it hasn’t really announced any concrete details about what this streaming service is. We don’t know when it will launch, we don’t know how much it will cost, and…

Spike Jonze just released one of the best music videos in recent memory

Spike Jonze has directed some of the best music videos of all time— “Sabotage,” “Buddy Holly,” “Praise You,” “Get Back.” There’s a sort of goofy exuberance to all of them that seems to come from a place of permanent, childlike (but never childish) playfulness. He’s continued to direct music videos over the years, even…

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