Apple places straight-to-series order for child journalist drama series

While Apple is not expected to release its first TV shows until March 2019, they are continuing to create more and more content, building excitement. They have just placed a straight-to-series order for a drama series about a pre-teen investigative reporter, Hilde Lysiak, as reported by Variety.

“The series follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.”

Even better, the drama is based on a true story. At age 9, Lysiak really did report on a murder in her hometown Selinsgrove, PA, and was the first to expose it in her self-started newspaper, Orange Street News. She gained national and international media attention and now, aged 12, “she works with young voices in an effort to empower the next generation of influencers, activists, and leaders.”

Apple has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which will follow Lysiak’s remarkable story. It is to be created and executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik.

“The series is created and executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. Joy Gorman Wettels and Sharlene Martin  also executive produce. Jon M. Chu will direct and executive produce. The series is produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.”

Apple now has over a dozen original television series in the works, although, the first of which isn’t set to be released until early 2019.

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