Captain Marvel's Brie Larson to Star as Undercover CIA Operative in Upcoming Apple Series

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    Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for an untitled drama series based on the life experiences of undercover CIA operative Amaryllis Fox and her upcoming memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, according to Variety.

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    The report claims Brie Larson will both star in and produce the series, described as a look at a young woman's journey in the CIA. In addition to starring as Carol Danvers in the upcoming Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame films, Larson had an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning role in the 2015 film Room.

    Michael Ellenberg and Lynette Howell Taylor will also serve as executive producers, according to the report. Ellenberg is also producing Apple's morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, who were both reportedly invited to Apple's expected streaming video service reveal on March 25.

    Apple has ordered dozens of TV shows and movies for the video service, expected to launch in more than 100 countries later this year.

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    I wont rule it out just yet but my expectations aren't high.
     
  6. Freida macrumors 68000

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    Apple content is unlikely going to be outstanding unless they break certain barriers.
    So far, Netflix is doing it right and I'm doubtful that Apple can pull it off. Money is not everything sometimes
     
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    And even if Apple's new content fails... Netflix is already working with Brie Larson!
    https://screenrant.com/captain-marvel-brie-larson-netflix-films/
     
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    I assume she signed the standard multi-film contract with Marvel.

    And she's got time to do a TV series as well?
     
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    Apple's never had much success with content creation. They make great hardware that they advertise the heck out of as being perfect for content creation, but they're not so good at it themselves.
     
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    Hmm. Sounds promising. I like cloak and dagger premises. I just hope that this doesn't have the same tone as Covert Affairs.
     
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    I'm excited. I hope she can code.
     
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    They never shouldn’t have sold Pixar to Disney. Maybe Pixar would be able to propel Apple’s efforts in the streaming business.
     
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    I wonder if Apple should have just partnered with Disney+ on their original content platform...
     
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    Why? What would either party get from that?
     
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    Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke were public betas so I’ll reserve judgement until we have an official launch of original content and it’s streaming service component.
     
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    It seems like Apply has been developing shows for over a decade. When will these shows be released??
     
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    She is going to become the worst cinematic mistake ever! She is going to make The Last Jedi looks good.

    Never go full #Brietard
     
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    I’m sure a “safe for the whole family” CIA caper will be riveting...
     
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    No violence, no alcohol, no drugs, probably no guns shown. What's the point of a Disney-esque environment for a CIA thriller show? BORING.
     
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    Or maybe the ny post, which keeps posting the same article about “be nice” and Tim Cook, might be making that up.
     
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    I think Marvel is done with her. Avengers is having re-shootings and her role is going to be minuscule. When you go from the big screen to TV is not good. She is obviously an untalented person, toxic and totally forgettable. Not the first one in movie history.
     
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    Apple never owned Pixar and had nothing to do with it’s sale.
     
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    The concept looks interesting, I may watch.
     
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    Why not?
     

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