Apple Signs Multi-Year Deal With Director Alfonso Cuarón

Film director Alfonso Cuarón has signed a multi-year deal to develop television projects for the Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Variety.

Cuarón is primarily known for his work on films, and has not done much television, so his partnership with Apple will mark his first major foray into TV. He did previously co-create 2014 NBC drama "Believe," and he directed Mexican anthology series "La Hora Marcada," but other than that he has focused on movies.

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Cuarón directed award-winning films that include "Y Tu Mamá También," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Children of Men," "Gravity," and "Roma."

According to Variety, Cuarón will maintain an existing deal with Anonymous Content and will also continue to work with other collaborations in addition to his work for Apple.

Apple has signed similar overall multi-show deals with Oprah Winfrey, Justin Lin, and Jason Katims.

Any TV shows created by Cuarón under his partnership with Apple will be added to ‌Apple TV‌+, Apple's upcoming streaming service that's set to launch on November 1.

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8 weeks ago
This guy is an amazing cinematographer. IMO, his films are beautiful and well crafted.
Rating: 25 Votes
8 weeks ago
Love his movies... ‘Gravity‘ is absolutly amazing filmaking.
Rating: 19 Votes
8 weeks ago


Love his movies... ‘Gravity‘ is absolutly amazing filmaking.
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its clear that u dont! But it stops right there.

Children of Men still has one of the best no-cut sequences ever in film. Extraordinary.
Rating: 9 Votes
8 weeks ago
He's the director of "Y Tu Mama Tambien." No complaints here. I want to see what he'll do.
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Children of Men still has one of the best no-cut sequences ever in film. Extraordinary.


Yes! I think this is a worthy way for Apple to gather some extraordinary content: set up "chairs" for great artists. Let them work like auteurs. Apple has the money, and they're penny-pinchers, too. It won't be the Netflix of the industry. It will be the place you subscribe to and get some great movies you won't find elsewhere.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago


This guy is one of the worst "directors" ever and is not a DP any means. Student films at best. Roma is an unwatchable trainwreck of deadly slow pacing, mistake central camera work, miserable story telling. Gravity ? also unwatchable trash. Children of Men ? could of been good but again horrid direction that was just a groan maker of trite, bad, painful.

Everyone has an opinion, but your opinions are simply wrong. This may be the worst post I have seen here.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Whoa..he's a great catch! Stoked to see what he comes up with for Apple.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Y Tu Mama Tambien changed everything for me as a young gay man, and his films inspire me now as a filmmaker.

What a time to work in the biz.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 weeks ago
Even if you hate all of Cuaron’s work, this move completely aligns with Apple’s reported move to win lots of acclaim and awards for original programming. This is a big score for them that even outshines that exclusive they lost with JJ Abrams.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 weeks ago


Children of Men still has one of the best no-cut sequences ever in film. Extraordinary.


Yes, I was about to add (to the comment about Gravity), Children of Men __and__ Roma are absolutely brilliant.

I don't know what he'll wind up doing for Apple, but he's certainly an amazing talent.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago
He’s one of the most talented directors in the world.. This is a big deal and certainly makes me take Apple TV more seriously.
Rating: 4 Votes

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