Apple TV+: Alexander Skarsgård to Lead New Sci-Fi Series ‘Murderbot’ Apple TV+ gears up for a new sci-fi adventure with 'Murderbot', starring Alexander Skarsgård and directed by the Weitz brothers.


Apple TV+ is expanding its science fiction repertoire with the acquisition of Murderbot, a series adaptation of Martha Wells’ critically acclaimed novels. Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgård, renowned for his roles in Succession and Big Little Lies, is set to headline the 10-episode series.

The Weitz brothers, Chris and Paul, known for their work on About a Boy and Mozart in the Jungle, will take the helm as directors.

Produced by Paramount Television Studios, Murderbot will be a creative endeavor under the Depth of Field banner, with the Weitz brothers also serving as writers and producers. Joining them in the executive production team are Andrew Miano from Depth of Field, along with David S. Goyer and Keith Levine from Phantom Four. Martha Wells, the author of the original novels, will contribute as a consulting producer.

David S. Goyer, marking his second partnership with Apple TV+, will bring his expertise as showrunner and executive producer, following his success with the Apple Original, Foundation. This addition of Murderbot strengthens Apple TV+’s portfolio of original science fiction content, which includes the recently renewed Foundation for its third season.

The platform is also celebrating the launch of the fourth season of For All Mankind, which explores a 2003 space program shift towards asteroid mining, highlighting its potential impact on Earth and Mars.

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