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Apple Inks TV Deal With 'Fast and Furious' Director Justin Lin

Apple has signed an exclusive TV development deal with Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment company, reports Variety.

Justin Lin is known for directing several of the movies in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, including the 2009 "Fast and Furious" revival movie, "Fast Five," and "Fast and Furious 6." He also directed "Star Trek: Beyond" and has worked on episodes of "Community" and "True Detective."

Image Credit: Hee Chul/EPA/REX/Shutterstock, via Variety

Lin's deal with Apple comes after he spent six years working with Sony Pictures TV. His company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, developed several Sony TV shows for CBS including "Scorpion," "S.W.A.T," and "Magnum P.I."

Under the terms of the deal with Apple, Andrew Schneider, who has previously worked with Free Association and Fox 21 Television Studios, will run Perfect Storm Entertainment TV.

Specific details on television shows that Lin will develop for Apple are unknown at this time, but Perfect Storm Entertainment will be exclusively creating content for Apple.

Apple has dozens of original television shows and projects in the works at the current time as it prepares to launch a subscription television and movie service that could debut sometime in 2019.

A full list of the company's television and movie projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

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14 weeks ago
For those of you playing MacRumors bingo, you can mark of the "Original content acquisition" box.



Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago
I really miss the days when articles were about Mac hardware as well as powerful software and accessories that really enhanced the experience and made it possible for a normal guy like me to be creative.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

Fast and Furious 6 is not Tokyo Drift (although he did direct that as well). It's: "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"


IE the only F&F that was about street racing. Others are heist films with car chases
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago
We’ve been hearing about Apple-developed TV for how many years now? When are we ever going to see it?
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago
Ah, bummer, signed for future projects. Guess there goes any hope of him coming back to work on another Star Trek movie. I actually liked Beyond.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 weeks ago

For those of you playing MacRumors bingo, you can mark of the "Original content acquisition" box.


We need a space for "sells like hotcakes"
Rating: 1 Votes
14 weeks ago
Well this is better.

Fast and Furious Peanuts. Now I'd pay to see that.
Charlie Brown as Dom, Lucy as Letty...
Rating: 1 Votes
14 weeks ago
So Apple's version will be "The Safely Paced And Mildly Affronted", sounds like another winner!
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