Toby Kebbell Takes Lead Role in Apple's Thriller Series From M. Night Shyamalan

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Actor Toby Kebbell has been hired as the lead character in Apple's upcoming psychological thriller series being created by M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop (via Deadline). Kebbell will star opposite Lauren Ambrose, who was cast in Apple's show back in August.

    Toby Kebbell via Wikimedia Commons

    M. Night Shyamalan's series is said to follow a young couple, Dorothy (Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Kebbell), who hire a nanny to help care for their newborn child. Also in the cast is Rupert Grint, who will play the younger brother of Ambrose's character.

    Kebbell is known for his role as Koba in the recent Planet of the Apes films, and he also appeared recently in A Monster Calls, Kong: Skull Island, and The Hurricane Heist. In 2011, he was the lead character in an episode of the first season of Black Mirror.

    The thriller series has received a straight-to-series order from Apple, and is believed to be 10 episodes long, and each episode will last for 30 minutes. Basgallop created the project and will write and executive produce the series, while Shyamalan will also produce and direct the first episode.

    In other casting news, Edward Burns has taken the lead role in Apple's Amazing Stories anthology reboot, which recently began production in Atlanta. Burns is set to play Bill Kaminski, a government agent, and will appear alongside Austin Stowell and Kerry Bishé.

    Amazing Stories "will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers," and the showrunners are Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the creators of Once Upon A Time. Apple is partnering with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television to create the show.

    For a deep dive into every original TV show we know that's coming from Apple, head to our Apple TV Roundup.

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  2. unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
    Consontrating on what you do well and continuing to innovate is better in my opinion than reaching for more just to expand your brand.
  3. ipponrg macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    When was the last good M Night Shamadingdong flick/series? Hoping this doesn’t disappoint, but really most of his stuff has been financially decent but has won multiple raspberry awards.
  4. Mike MA, Dec 5, 2018
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    Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    By relying on this strategy Nokia and many others lost their market leadership lately.
  5. Joniz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Good. I like to know what Apple’s increased prices are paying for.
  6. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Blackberry and Nortel also come to mind. At one point every business and institution seemed to have a Norstar or Meridian system...
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Fairly recently: Split
  8. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    Their prices are, adjusted for inflation, not nearly the highest they’ve been.
  9. citysnaps, Dec 5, 2018
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    citysnaps macrumors 601

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    That was more about Apple introducing its iPhone and Nokia not taking it seriously. Similar result for Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens, Alcatel, Lucent, and others.

    Kind of a funny anecdote: Years ago in the 1990s and early 2000s wireless handset/infrastructure industry, Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia, as the largest wireless companies, were collectively referred to as MEN. Times quickly changed.
  10. Doomtomb macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Unfortunately, I find this type of news incredibly boring. None of these programs are even available now.
  11. Joniz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Of course not, as Macs used to be astronomically priced, so that’s not really a comparison. I mean, all computers used to cost a fortune and took up an entire room. You don’t compare the computers today to those in terms of cost except for amusement.

    What is noticed is the percentage increase in cost from one generation to the next, which is not driven all by R&D or manufacturing (or Apple has the worse developers and manufacturers in history). A lot of that is driven by costs across the company that produce no revenue, like developing TV shows and AirPad and such.

    The Mac Mini alone, even in space gray—60% increase in cost?
  12. dark_thor macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2018
    he was so good in black mirror (apart from being handsome) :)
  13. lewchenko macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2004
    That maybe so, but definitely venturing into unaffordable territory for the majority. Or does apple just want to be a Prada ?

    That’s fine if it does. But I don’t want to commit to a platform that is rising prices at an extraordinary rate.
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    I guess they are building up a catalogue so that when they do decide to release their tv offering it will have enough content to justify the eye watering apple-tax loaded subscription price of $25 a month!

    No doubt some would pay that though if the content is what they want and can’t get anywhere else.
  14. kaneda macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2001
    Why you're looking forward to M. Night Shyamalan stupid movie ending?
  15. travelsheep macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2013
    Who is Toby Kebbell?? I only see Jesse Custer, the preacher...
  16. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    M. Night hasn't had a hit since Signs in 2002.
  17. C DM, Dec 5, 2018
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    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Many would disagree when it comes to the fairly recent Split (and many are also looking forward to the upcoming Glass).
  18. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Interesting. I'll dig that one out. Thanks!
  19. RuralJuror macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2012
    Kerry Bishé was excellent in Halt and Catch Fire!

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