Apple Wins Rights to The Big Door Prize Adaptation from Schitt’s Creek Writer David West Read

29 May

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Apple has won a bidding battle for the adaptation of the novel ‘The Big Door Prize’, about a photo booth-like machine that appears in a small town, possessing the ability to predict your life’s potential. With the need for just a cheek swab and 2 dollars, the residents start using it and subsequently, abruptly begin changing their life plans.

The series is to be written and run by former Schitt’s Creek Executive Producer David West Read. David joined the show as a writer in season 2 and had risen to Executive Producer by the end of its six-season run. You could certainly draw a line between his rise in the show and Schitt’s Creek’s rise in quality, culminating in a clean Emmy sweep for its final season in 2020.

This acquisition also show’s Apple’s continuing focus on acquiring excellent comedy talent behind the camera, which I wrote about this week.

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‍Jonathan Reed
Jonathan, ScreenTimes’ Contributing Editor has been lucky enough to work on Apple products his whole life, ever since his Dad brought home a Mac Performa aged 11 (him, not his Dad). Apple is just engrained in his life, especially nowadays, as a graphic designer. His nerdy enthusiasm for Apple is only matched by his love of TV and film. Whether a buzz-worthy new show or blockbuster, a small cult show or an indie film, he’ll watch it. So Apple TV meets right in the middle of that Venn diagram! He also writes on his personal site, He lives in London and is writing his own bio in the third person.