Misha Green, creator of ‘Lovecraft Country’, signs exclusive Apple TV+ deal

Green will create content for Apple TV+ exclusively.

What you need to know

  • Misha Green has signed a multi-year deal with Apple TV+.
  • Green will create content exclusively for Apple over the next few years.

Apple TV+ has reportedly signed Misha Green to a multi-year deal to create content for the platform.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Misha Green is getting back in business with the executive team behind her former WGN America critical darling Underground.

The Lovecraft Country creator and showrunner has inked a multiple-year overall deal with Apple, following what sources say was a competitive bidding process for the writer/exec producer.

As the report notes Green has previously worked with Apple’s Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who now heads up Apple TV+. The report says the deal means Green will help produce content exclusively for Apple TV+ over the next few years.

Apple continues to invest heavily in its new streaming platform. Content on the platform is more important than ever with many customers coming to the end of their extended free trials. Earlier this week Apple was reportedly in talks for hosting NFL Sunday Ticket games, from that report:

Apple TV+ is reportedly in “early talks” with the NFL about potentially picking up the rights to show Sunday Ticket games on the streaming service.

According to a report by The Information, Apple TV+ is keen to get the deal over the line but there are still hurdles to cross. One of those hurdles will be the large fee involved — DirecTV is thought to have spent $1.5 billion on the rights it currently owns and the NFL is likely to want more next time around.

Apple doesn’t have any live programming on its streaming platform currently, but snagging a slice of the NFL could be a huge boon to its subscriber base.

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