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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