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Apple TV+ joins the streaming wars this fall on November 1. While the new subscription streaming service is trying to get a headstart on Disney+, which launches on November 12, they don’t have an expansive library of content to make it all that appealing of an endeavor just yet. Perhaps that’s why this week brings news of three new shows that Apple TV+ is developing with filmmakers Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed). Find out about the three new shows below.
First up, Deadline reports Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel is working on an adaptation of Shantaram, based on Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling novel of the same name. Apple picked up the project over a year ago and had been developing the project with the intention of going straight to series. Shantaram has just been given the greenlight with Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam slated to lead the series.
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Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are behind the series, which follows the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. The deal for the Shantaram series also included the sequel novel The Mountain Shadow, so the series might go beyond the events of the first book.
Eric Warren Singer, the writer behind American Hustle, will be scripting the series, and Justin Kurzel will direct the first two episodes of the 10-episode series. Kurzel and Singer will also be executive producing along with Dave Erickson (Fear the Walking Dead), Steve Golin at Anonymous Content, and Nicole Clemens (now President of Paramount Television), Andrea...
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