The TV deal makes sense for all parties as Portman, Mas and Apple worked together on the recently announced Apple Original limited series Lady in the Lake, which marked Portman’s TV acting debut. She is co-starring with Lupita Nyong’o on the series, directed and co-written by Alma Har’el. All three women serve as executive producers along with Dre Ryan, who will co-create and co-write the series with Har’el, who will write the pilot. Portman and Mas will serve as executive producers through MountainA.
Apple already has first-look deals with Appian Way (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson), Green Door Pictures (Idris Elba), Scott Free Productions (Ridley Scott), A24, Imagine Documentaries, Sesame Workshop, and Peanuts.
More details in the full report linked below...