Apple TV + Is Turning That 1927 German Sci-Fi Film Into A Series

Metropolis will be written and directed by Sam Esmail.
From the 1927 Metropolis.

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Today Apple TV+ announced that award-winning creator, producer, and director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming, Gaslit) will be the showrunner of a new series produced by UCP.

“Metropolis” is a new drama inspired by the seminal Fritz Lang science fiction work which in turn was based on a 1925 novel of the same name.

Esmail who is also the executive producer of the show – via his overall deal with UCP and Chad Hamilton –, will also write and direct the series in addition to being the show’s 

UCP, is a division of Universal Studio Group and serves as the studio.

The new drama will join the expanding lineup of Apple Originals including the recently premiered workplace thriller Severance from director and executive producer Ben Stiller, as well as newly announced series Mrs. American Pie, a new comedy from creator Abe Sylvia and starring Kristen Wiig.

Apple TV + is also the home to Presumed Innocent, a new limited series based on the acclaimed book of the same name that will be reimagined for the screen by master storyteller David E. Kelley; Dear Edward, a new drama based on the novel by Ann Napolitano that will be written, showrun, and executive produced by Jason Katims; The New Look, an upcoming thriller written, executive produced and directed by Todd A. Kessler; and more.

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