Apple continues to develop original content for its expected streaming television service, as it has been revealed Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will star in and executive produce a straight-to-video drama for the Cupertino firm.
The untitled series is based on the real life experiences of CIA undercover operative Amaryllis Fox and her upcoming memoir, “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” which will be published by Knopf on Oct. 15. The series is described as a look at a young woman’s (Larson) journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships.
In addition to Larson, Michael Ellenberg will executive produce via Media Res, with Lynette Howell Taylor also executive producing under her 51 Entertainment banner. Larson, Ellenberg, and Howell Taylor teamed to acquire the book and Fox’s life rights through Media Res. Samantha Housman of 51 Entertainment will also executive produce, with Dani Gorin of Media Res set to co-executive produce. Fox will serve as a producer.
Brie Larson has had a few continuing roles on television series in the past, including “Raising Dad” and Showtime’s “United States of Tara.” In addition to her upcoming starring role in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” due to hit theaters on March 8 in the U.S., Larson will also appear as Captain Marvel in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame,” set to premiere on April 26 in the U.S.