Apple has signed a deal with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to write an produce a new TV series called “Mr. Corman.” The new series will appear on Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Apple TV+.
Variety says Gordon-Levitt’s new series won’t follow the adventures of Roger Corman (which is what I expected, at least), but will follow an elementary school teacher that is “grappling with adulthood” in Los Angeles. (Aren’t we all?) It’s not known if Gordon-Levitt also plans to star in the series. (Fingers crossed.) Gordon-Levitt would produce the show under his HitRECord banner with A24 also producing.
Gordon-Levitt is known for his work in numerous vehicles, including the long-running TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” – as well as movies, including “500 Days of Summer,” “Inception,” “50/50,” “Looper,” “and “The Dark Knight Rises.” He won an Emmy in 2014 for creative achievement in interactive media for his series “HitRECord on TV.”
The Joseph Gordon-Levitt project is just one of dozens of original films and television shows in the works for Apple’s upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, which is set to debut later this year.
While there is still no official launch date for the new streaming service, it is believed to be readying for a launch sometime this fall. Other announced projects include “The Morning Show” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and “Dickinson” starring Hailee Steinfeld.