Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) and his company Scott Free Productions have inked a first look television deal with Apple, according to Variety. The production company will develop shows for Apple TV Plus, with Scott, Clayton Krueger, David Zucker, and Jordan Sheehan acting as executive producers. This will be his second major project with them, since directing their classic “1984” Super Bowl commercial.
In addition to this, Ridley will also be making his directorial TV debut with HBO Max’s Raised by Wolves and will be executive producing FX’s Cartel series, adapted from Don Winslow’s trilogy of novels.
Speaking of FX, Scott will be serving as an executive producer, along with Tom Hardy, David W. Zucker, Mona Qureshi, Dean Baker, Kate Crowe, and show creator Steven Knight on the upcoming six-part miniseries Great Expectations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The miniseries which will be based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, will be the second collaboration between the Disney-owned cable network and the BBC, with the first being 2019’s A Christmas Carol.
The next film project ahead for Scott (via Variety) is Disney’s period drama The Last Duel starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck. It is currently scheduled to premiere on December 25th, but since the production is one of the many halted by the Coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear if it will affect Disney’s schedule or not.
Scott Free which was founded in 1995 has produced many notable films and TV series over the years including Top Gun, Martian, The Good Wife and has received over 100 Emmy nominations (winning 22) and 28 Golden Globes nominations for it’s work in television, so it is no wonder why these Streaming giants would want to bring him and his company on for the next decade of content.
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