Apple Courting Dark Phoenix's Simon Kinberg in Sci-Fi Series Deal

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As the latest Fox X-Men film Dark Phoenix nears the end of post-production, filmmaker Simon Kinberg is in final talks with Apple to develop a new science fiction series for the upcoming Apple TV premium streaming service.

The planned series will be co-created and co-written by Kinberg and David Weil, with both also serving as executive producers on the series. Weil previously has created the upcoming Nazi-hunting television series The Hunt for Amazon starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman.

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Kinberg has long been associated with Fox's Marvel properties, serving as a co-writer and producer on X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse as well as executive producing the television series The Gifted and Legion. This June's Dark Phoenix marks Kinberg's directorial debut in addition to his role as writer and producer on the upcoming film.

While details on the upcoming sci-fi series are still under wraps, it is reported to a big budget, character-driven series with principal photography expected to begin this summer. The planned project marks the latest high-profile production by Apple after previously signing development deals with Justin Lin, J.J. Abrams and M. Night Shyamalan for the platform.

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(via Deadline)

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