The Deadline reports that Apple TV+ has acquired a new comedy series ‘The Big Door Prize’. The new series is based on M.O Walsh’s novel. It is written and executive produced by David West Read. Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon are executive producers.
This month, Apple TV+ premiered season 2 of Trying, a comedy series about a couple working through the adoption process. On July 16, the video streaming service will launch the first three episodes of the musical comedy series Schmigadoon!, which is a parody of iconic musicals. The comedy show stars Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong, Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
Apple TV+ acquires ‘The Big Door Prize’ and adds another comedy title to its original catalog
With a straight-to-series order, ‘The Big Door Prize’ will have 10 episodes telling the story of people in a small town called Deerfield. And one day their lives take a magical turn when a destiny predicting machine is found in their grocery market. As per the report, writer/ producer Read will be the showrunner as well.
Read, who is writing the adaptation, will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Miky Lee and Hyun Park of CJ ENM/Studio Dragon and David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost of Skydance Television. The series will be produced by Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon.
Read joined Schitt’s Creek as a writer in Season 2, rising to executive producer in Season 5. He shared in an outstanding comedy series Emmy win for the critically praised series, which swept the comedy categories at the 2020 awards. It wrapped its sixth and final season last year. Walsh also is the author of My Sunshine Away.
Recently, the Apple TV+ comedy series “Ted Lasso” won multiple awards for best acting and comedy series like the Golden Globe Awards, Writers Guild of Ameria Awards, three Critical Choice Awards and nominations.
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