Apple has landed Academy Award winner and La La Land director Damien Chazelle to lead a straight-to-series drama, further bolstering its growing slate of original content.
Details of the series are being kept under wraps, according to Variety, with no information about the plot known. Only Chazelle's role is fully nailed down. There are still no actors attached to the project.
Damien Chazelle, a young up and coming director who was the toast of Hollywood in the 2017 Oscar season for his whimsical musical La La Land that earned him a Best Director golden statue, will write, direct and serve as executive produce for every episode of the series. He originally burst on to the scene with his 2014 film Whiplash, which also was an Oscars darling, winning three awards.
His next project, First Man, is a Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling. It will be based on the story that led to Armstrong becoming the first man to land on the moon. He was also attached to a Netflix musical series The Eddy, but he was only mildly involved with the project.
Chazelle is just the latest big-time name to join Apple alongside Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
There's still no timetable for when the Chazelle series will be available to stream.