Apple Inks First-Look Deal With Ridley Scott's Production Company

Apple has inked a first-look deal with Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions company, reports Variety. Under the terms of the deal, Scott Free will create TV shows for Apple TV+.

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The Scott Free production company has produced successful films and TV series that include "Top Gun," "Alien," "Black Hawk Down," "The Martian," "The Good Wife," "Man in the High Castle," and "The Terror." Scott also directed Apple's famous "1984" ad.

Apple has signed similar ‌Apple TV+‌ deals with A24, Sesame Workshops, and Peanuts, and has established multi-year production contracts with high-profile content creators that include Alfonso Cuaron, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Lin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more.

‌Apple TV+‌ offers up original movies and TV shows for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, plus there's a free year of service for those who have recently purchased an Apple device. For those who don't qualify for the free year, Apple offers a one-week free trial.

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clayj Avatar
50 months ago

Ridleys brother Tony Scott of TG fame has been in the production/direction loop along with Ridley and nephew Jake for years now so all in the family is a huge Win for Apple even if you are nitpicking.
Tony Scott passed away in 2012, FWIW. Scott Free is basically Ridley and Jake. They are a good production company with a lot of hits under their belt -- I was just pointing out that Scott Free had nothing to do with "Alien" or "Top Gun".
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clayj Avatar
50 months ago
I am nitpicking here, but Scott Free was formed in 1995 -- it had nothing to do with "Alien" (1979) or "Top Gun" (1986).
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AxiomaticRubric Avatar
50 months ago
Anything from the director of Legend on Apple TV+ is fine by me. ??
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
50 months ago
Holy cow, that's a big get.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
50 months ago

The Scott Free production company has produced ('http://scottfree.com/us/') successful films and TV series that include "Top Gun," "Alien," "Black Hawk Down," …
OH, I think I've heard of that!
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Machead2012 Avatar
50 months ago

I am nitpicking here, but Scott Free was formed in 1995 -- it had nothing to do with "Alien" (1979) or "Top Gun" (1986).
Ridleys brother Tony Scott of TG fame has been in the production/direction loop along with Ridley and nephew Jake for years now so all in the family is a huge Win for Apple even if you are nitpicking.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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