Apple TV+ Studios has signed another multi-year ‘deal with Hyberobject Industries for ‘first-look at scripted feature films. The production house is owned by renowned Adam McKay, an Oscar-winning writer, director and, producer. Deadline reports that in the agreement, McKay has brought his team on board which includes producer Kevin Messick and producers Betsy Koch, Todd Schulman, and Maeve Cullinane.
In just 20 months since its launch in November 2019, Apple TV+ has released a variety of award-winning original shows like ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Peanuts in Space’, ‘Ghostwriter’, and others. In addition, the studio has ordered new titles and signed multi-year first-look deals with established production houses.
McKay’s Hyperobject Industries joins a roster of Apple overall and first-look deals that include Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions; DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way, Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures; Ridley Scott’s Scott Free; A24; Imagine Entertainment and Skydance Animation, and MountainA.
Apple TV+ signs Hyperobject Industries with diverse slates
As per the report, McKay established Hyperobject Industries after ending his Gary Sanchez partnership with Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy in 2019. Since then, Hyperobject Industries has produced drama, horror, comedy, and runs podcasts.
McKay has evolved from broad comedies including Step Brothers and Talladega Nights into socially relevant fare that has included The Big Short and Vice and the plan is for McKay and team to generate projects that range from scripted comedies to dramas, horror, documentaries, documentary series and podcasts.
McKay most recently completed directing Don’t Look Up, a comedy that tells the story of two low level astronomers (Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. McKay and Messick also continue to be Executive Producers on the Emmy-winning series Succession. Hyperobject Industries’podcasts include Death At The Wing and Broken: Seeking Justice.
Apple TV+ Studios are also reportedly seeking to acquire Hello Sunshine, owned by Reese Witherspoon, and A24 studio, to expand its originals catalog on its video streaming service.