Apple’s newest addition to its upcoming video streaming service is a well timed one. The firm has picked up “Little America,” a half-hour anthology collection which appears on the “funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories” of immigrants in America. The collection comes from Oscar-nominated screenwriters of “The Big Sick,” Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and Emily V. Gordon, and Emmy-nominated producer and author Lee Eisenberg (“The Office,” “SMILF”).
Eisenberg may even exec produce alongside Emmy profitable producer, author and director Alan Yang (“Master of None,””Parks and Recreation”), and he’ll function showrunner.
Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will govt produce for Epic Magazine, the place the tales originated, alongside co-executive producer Arthur Spector.
“Little America” is being produced by Universal Television for Apple.
The collection, which was beforehand in growth, was impressed by the true tales featured in Epic Magazine which purpose to humanize immigrants at a time when nationalism and mistrust of outsiders has taken root within the U.S.
As the “Little America” web site explains:
Everyone right here got here from elsewhere. Even Native Americans crossed the Bering Strait sooner or later. This is the fundamental American thought — an identification open to all — however it may be simple to neglect from inside. And that’s when politics can flip ugly, because it has not too long ago, with our political narrative turning into a narrative of blame and worry. “Little America” is supposed to counter that narrative with a fuller portrait of our most up-to-date arrivals.
This is arguably Apple’s first present that has a political undertone, within the sense that it goals to extend empathy across the subject of immigration in a nation that’s presently missing.
Apple CEO Tim Cook not too long ago spoke out towards the household separation going down on the U.S. border, calling the scenario “inhumane” and “heartbreaking,” so it’s not shocking that Apple would direct a few of its funding in the direction of a collection like this.
Apple started creating the collection in February, and has now given it a straight-to-series order. It’s solely the second present at Apple to go that route, Deadline stories. (Octavia Spencer’s “Are You Sleeping” is the opposite.)
The present joins Apple’s rising roster of TV exhibits for its Netflix-like streaming service, reporting arriving in 2019.
Others in its lineup embody s a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, a Reese Witherspoon- and Jennifer Anniston-starring collection set on this planet…