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Apple Orders Epic Drama, See, Straight To Series

Apple see, Apple do.

In another acquisition for its new video programming division, Apple has obtained the TV package See, ordering it straight to series following a bidding war, according to a report by Deadline.

The series is a world-building drama set in the future, written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and directed by The Hunger Games series' Francis Lawrence. 

Not much is known yet about the deal or the series, including what it will be about, who might appear in it, or when audiences might expect to see it. It joins a slate of other projects that Apple is developing as it forays into video production amidst reports that it will soon launch a streaming service to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.

Other video projects the tech giant has in the works are a new outer space series from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, a reboot of Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller, a morning show drama with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and a docuseries called Home. Additionally, Apple has also been flirting with the idea of distributing the next James Bond movie

Knight wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider's Web, due out from Sony Pictures on October 5. As for Lawrence, in addition to directing all three sequels to The Hunger Games, he also directed Red Sparrow, the Jennifer Lawrence-starring spy movie set for release on March 2.