Apple inks overall deal with Justin Lin
James R | On 18, Dec 2018
Justin Lin has inked an overall TV deal with Apple.
Lin, whose CV includes Star Trek: Beyond, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, has directed some of the biggest grossing blockbusters of recent years. With his reboot of the Fast & Furious franchise still ongoing, he’s proven himself both a safe and valuable pair of hands in Hollywood, building on the acclaim that met his debut Better Luck Tomorrow, which bowed at Sundance back in 2002.
Lin is no stranger to the small screen, though, having directed episodes of True Detective. His prolific producing work, under his Perfect Storm Entertainment banner (founded in 2012), has also included CBS hit series Scorpion and S.W.A.T., plus Magnum P.I. Now, Apple has fought off competition to ink an overall deal with him and his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The pact will see the director and producer move from his long-running deal at Sony to the technology giant’s upcoming TV platform, and will see him develop, produce and direct TV series with what Deadline reports as a “global perspective”.
Perfect Storm Entertainment TV will be headed up by Andrew Schneider, who was previously at Fox 21 Television Studios.