La La Land director Damien Chazelle making new drama series for Apple
Oscar-winning La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is writing and directing a new drama series for Apple – but plot information and run dates are under wraps.
The 33-year-old creative has sealed a deal with Apple to write and direct every episode of a new drama series, after scoring six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Actress, for La La Land last year.
Apple have big plans for TV this year, dropping an alleged $1 billion (£0.7bn) on new content for their upcoming streaming service, and one of their first big moves is backing Chazelle.
Streaming competition is going to be fierce in the next couple of years, with industry leaders Netflix, Amazon and Hulu locking horns with HBO, Disney, YouTube, Sling and Apple all vying for your attention.
Chazelle has already agreed on a deal with Netflix to create musical drama The Eddy, which will focus on a French club owner running a music venue in Paris – he will direct the first two episodes.
The project will see him reunite with producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, with whom he collaborated on La La Land.
Casting, or a casting director, for the series has not yet been revealed for Chazelle's untitled project.
The details of Apple's show are under wraps at present and is the eighth project to be partially unveiled by the company.
Other shows include a drama about morning TV starring Reece Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and a revamped version of Amazing Stories from The Post director Steven Spielberg.
Chazelle's going to be busy in the coming years with his Neil Armstrong biopic First Man in development, starring La La Land collaborator Ryan Gosling.
La La Land is available to stream on Netflix.