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Apple has signed an exclusive TV development deal with Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment company, reports Variety.

Justin Lin is known for directing several of the movies in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, including the 2009 "Fast and Furious" revival movie, "Fast Five," and "Fast and Furious 6." He also directed "Star Trek: Beyond" and has worked on episodes of "Community" and "True Detective."

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Image Credit: Hee Chul/EPA/REX/Shutterstock, via Variety​

Lin's deal with Apple comes after he spent six years working with Sony Pictures TV. His company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, developed several Sony TV shows for CBS including "Scorpion," "S.W.A.T," and "Magnum P.I."

Under the terms of the deal with Apple, Andrew Schneider, who has previously worked with Free Association and Fox 21 Television Studios, will run Perfect Storm Entertainment TV.

Specific details on television shows that Lin will develop for Apple are unknown at this time, but Perfect Storm Entertainment will be exclusively creating content for Apple.

Apple has dozens of original television shows and projects in the works at the current time as it prepares to launch a subscription television and movie service that could debut sometime in 2019.

A full list of the company's television and movie projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

Article Link: Apple Inks TV Deal With 'Fast and Furious' Director Justin Lin
 

2GoldFish

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Seems like Apple is throwing money at people to accelerate their 'service deliverables' to offset slow/flat iPhone revenue.
 
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Rogifan

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Seems like Apple is throwing money at people to accelerate their 'service deliverables' to offset slow/flat iPhone revenue.
If they want their TV service to be successful they’re going to need lots of content. Hopefully they’re inking deals for the right to broadcast existing shows too.
 
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gwaizai

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Well this is better.

Fast and Furious Peanuts. Now I'd pay to see that.
Charlie Brown as Dom, Lucy as Letty...
 
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GudieveNing

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This guy has produced nothing but tat, please see reviews of Magnum, that bares no resemblance to the sincere 80s version. Apple are from an industrial design and ergonomics angle 2 years behind the Windows laptop and desktop market, no touch or pen operable convertibles like the awesome Surface Pro, Lenovo or HP hardware, that also benefit from a real keyboards. Tim Cook continues to embarrass Apple with his BS social engineering and blingy product colours and general involvement with concepts that appeal to an intellectually stunted demographic. The rot started with the purchase of Beats. Really??
Apple need to give up content, Maps, the MacBook and focus on a notch free Pencil ready iPhone with USB-C, a Mac Mini with a GTX 1080, a Wacom convertible MacPad for creatives (yes, iOS is responsive and fun, but it is a toy OS) and build a Siri TV based on a 55 and 86” 4K and 8K OLED panel that provides voice or search driven access to any content out there rather than reliance on branded channels such as Now TV, CBS, Amazon Prime, Apple TV etc.

You’re welcome!
 
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thasan

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What a load of bs! Thanks for the laugh
This guy has produced nothing but tat, please see reviews of Magnum, that bares no resemblance to the sincere 80s version. Apple are from an industrial design and ergonomics angle 2 years behind the Windows laptop and desktop market, no touch or pen operable convertibles like the awesome Surface Pro, Lenovo or HP hardware, that also benefit from a real keyboards. Tim Cook continues to embarrass Apple with his BS social engineering and blingy product colours and general involvement with concepts that appeal to an intellectually stunted demographic. The rot started with the purchase of Beats. Really??
Apple need to give up content, Maps, the MacBook and focus on a notch free Pencil ready iPhone with USB-C, a Mac Mini with a GTX 1080, a Wacom convertible MacPad for creatives (yes, iOS is responsive and fun, but it is a toy OS) and build a Siri TV based on a 55 and 86” 4K and 8K OLED panel that provides voice or search driven access to any content out there rather than reliance on branded channels such as Now TV, CBS, Amazon Prime, Apple TV etc.

You’re welcome!
 
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