Apple Gives Straight-to-Series Order for Drama on Child Journalist Hilde Lysiak

Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for a drama series about Hilde Lysiak, a child journalist who publishes a newspaper called the Orange Street News in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

According to Variety, the series will follow a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father is from, where she unearths a cold case that everyone in town had attempted to bury.

Image of Hilde Lysiak via NY Daily News

The story is based on Lysiak's own efforts to report on a murder in Selinsgrove, where she was the first person to expose it. Lysiak's Orange Street News has earned her national and international media attention.

Apple has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which was created and executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. Fox is known for her work on "Ben and Kate," "How to Be Single," and "Couples Retreat," while Resnik has worked on "Castle," "Shooter," and Mistresses."

Apple has well over a dozen original television shows in the works now, which, according to rumors, could begin premiering in 2019. Recent announcements include "Little Voices" from J.J Abrams and Sara Bareilles, "Dickinson" starring Hailee Steinfeld, and a television adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series.

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28 months ago
WTF is going on at Apple? Next they will be developing a show about a small town chemistry teacher who gets cancer, and turns to selling bitcoin to pay for his medical bills.
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28 months ago
Wow impressive kid. Wish her well.
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28 months ago

WTF is going on at Apple? Next they will be developing a show about a small town chemistry teacher who gets cancer, and turns to selling bitcoin to pay for his medical bills.

I kinda like it.

I can see him running a "breaking bad" style mining farm tapped into the schools electrical grid.
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28 months ago
Apple hasn’t created a problem for themselves; they’re doing quite well. I think they’re silly to focus any effort on making more TV shows after HBO/Netflix/Hulu/Amazon have already made so many, but they aren’t exactly risking anything to do it.
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28 months ago
Really? This is what the Hallmark Channel is for...
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28 months ago

Everyone is a content producer these days. Comcast is about to buy Fox and become one too.

Don't they already have NBCUniversal?
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