Apple TV+ acquires Colin Farrell series Sugar
James R | On 16, Jun 2022
Colin Farrell will give Apple TV+ some Sugar in a new series.
The genre-bending drama is created by Mark Protosevich (“The Cell,” “I Am Legend,” “Thor”), with Colin Farrell (“The Batman,” “True Detective,” “The Lobster”) attached to executive produce alongside Protosevich as well as star in the lead role.
The series is set to be directed by Fernando Meirelles (“City of God,” “Constant Gardner,” “Two Popes”), who will also serve as executive producer, and is executive produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” films, “Deadpool” films, “The Martian”), Audrey Chon (“Invasion,” “The Twilight Zone”) and Scott Greenberg (“The Guilty”). Chip Vucelich also executive produces.
With all that talent behind the camera and Farrell in front, the project sparked a competitive bidding war, with Apple emerging on top with the project. It joins a growing roster of star-led projects on the streaming platform, from Shining Girls, starring Elisabeth Moss, to The Essex Serpent, starring Tom Hiddleston.