Alfonso Cuarón inks overall deal with Apple
James R | On 11, Oct 2019
Alfonso Cuarón has inked an exclusive overall deal with Apple TV+.
The Children of Men and Gravity director is one of the most high-profile genre filmmakers working today. He’s no stranger to streaming, with Netflix notably distributing Roma last year – and winning two Oscars in the process. Now, though, he’s crossing the aisle to partner with Apple instead, as the tech giant continues its push into original TV and films.
Cuaron’s deal will see him develop TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+ through his production company, Esperanto Filmoj. Deadline reports that the agreement spans five years and that, as part of some of his Apple TV+ productions, he may team up with other collaborators, such as Anonymous Content, where he has a non-exclusive deal in place. Cuarón’s longtime producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will run Esperanto’s day-to-day operations from the company’s London base.
Cuaron’s agreement is the latest in a line of talent deals for Apple, with others including Kerry Erin, Jason Katims and Justin Lin. It arrives as Apple TV+ readies to launch it subscription platform on 1st November, with launch titles including The Morning Show, starring and produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, Ron D. Moore’s alt-history sci-fi For All Mankind, Dickenson, starring Hailee Steinfeld as the eponymous poet, and Steven Knight’s See, starring Jason Momoa. For more on the launch line-up, including trailers for each series, click here.