Apple signs Fargo writer for multi-year TV+ deal

Apple TV+ may not have left it too late after all.
Monica Beletsky has also worked on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.
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Apple has signed Fargo writer and producer Monica Beletsky to a multi-year Apple TV+ deal. She will reportedly develop a new series exclusively for the upcoming streaming service.

Beletsky is also working on two films for Hello Sunshine, the production company owned by Reece Witherspoon, who is also working with Apple on The Morning Show.

Apple has signed a growing list of content creators in recent months as it looks to bolster its catalog of shows and movies for TV+. Only a handful will be available when the sevice launches on November 1.

Two of those creators, Jason Katims and Kerry Ehrin, worked alongside Beletsky on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. Others include Alfonso Cuarón, Juston Lin, and Oprah Winfrey.

Apple signs Monica Beletsky for TV+

Rival streaming services have been making similar moves as the biggest names compete for customers.

Netflix recently coughed up to sign Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. WarnerMedia has secured Star Wars producer and Lost creator J.J. Abrams.

It’s not yet clear what Beletsky will be working on for Apple, or how long the deal between the two is set to last. But this is the first overall deal of her career, according to SFGate.

Apple TV+ launches November 1

Apple recently premiered two of its originals, For All Mankind and Dickinson, ahead of its TV+ launch. Other titles that will be available on day one include The Morning Show and See.

Servant and Truth Be Told are also in the pipeline for a later release. And Apple has reportedly ordered a Ted Lasso comedy series starring Jason Sudeikis.

Apple TV+ will initially cost $4.99 a month for up to six family members. However, those who purchased a new Apple device this fall will enjoy the first year for free.


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