Idris Elba signs first-look deal at Apple
Idris Elba’s production company, Green Door Pictures, has signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+, Apple’s streaming platform.
Elba founded Green Door in 2013; it has since gone on to make three series of 1980s-set comedy In the Long Run (pictured), loosely based on Elba’s own childhood; Turn Up Charlie; Guerrilla and documentary Idris Elba: Fighter.
Green Door also recently completed Concrete Cowboy, a feature directed by Ricky Staub about the subculture of urban horseback riding in North Philadelphia.
Apple has been signing up several notables recently including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Oprah Winfrey and, in the last week or so, has inked a deal with the Maurice Sendak Foundation to reimagine new children’s series and specials based on Sendak’s books and illustrations.
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