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…

Now Kevin Durant wants his own autobiographical TV series, too

Striving, as ever, to be living on that LeBron James level—regardless of what anybody else thinks about their relative merits—NBA star Kevin Durant has announced that he, too, will now have his own autobiographical TV series. Following in the footsteps of James’ Survivor’s Remorse—which lasted for four seasons on…

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are developing an anthology series about immigrants

Newly-minted Oscar nominees Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani have their pick of projects at this point, and it looks like they’re headed to the small(er) screen. Deadline reports the Big Sick writers are teaming up with SMILF executive producer Lee Eisenberg and Master Of None co-creator Alan Yang on an anthology…

Apple orders mysterious new drama series from Damien Chazelle

We still don’t know much of anything about Apple’s plans for streaming video content, but the company is picking up high-profile shows that we’ll hopefully be able to see somehow at some point. We recently reported that Kristen Wiig had signed on to star in one of Apple’s three projects with Reese Witherspoon, and now …