Apple has obtained the pre-emption right on the productions of Ridley Scott and its production company Scott Free Productions.
To report it Variety explaining that the agreement provides that Scott Free Productions will produce television programs for Apple TV +.
There is no official announcement but Variety claims to have confirmation from its sources and that the competition to convince to sign the production company has been quite competitive.
As part of the multi-year contract, Scott Free will develop television projects for Apple TV + with Scott, David Zucker, Clayton Krueger and Jordan Sheehan as executive producers of the projects.
Scott Free – which the British director, film producer and TV producer founded in 1995, has produced many successful films and TV series. Among the names, "Top Gun", "Survivor – The Martian", to name a few films, to The Good Wife Man in the High Castle and The Terror to mention some TV series. In its 25-year history, the US weekly reports, the company has earned over 100 Emmy nominations with 22 wins, and 28 Golden Globe nominations for TV projects.
Ridley Scott's roadmap is directing "The Last Duel", based on the book "he Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France", a story of revenge involving two best friends, who will be played by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Agreements similar to those signed with Scott Free Productions have been signed with A24, Sesame Workshops and Peanuts, as well as multi-year production contracts with high-profile content creators such as Alfonso Cuaron, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Lin, Julia. Louis-Dreyfus and others.
Apple TV + offers a service that distributes Apple's films, TV series, and other paid entertainment content via the Internet. You can watch all Apple Originals productions: original series, drama and comedies, documentaries, children's programs and much more, with new releases every month. The service offered for free by purchasing an Apple device; Monthly subscription costs 4.99 per month after the seven-day free trial.