Apple Opts to Contribute to the Hollywood Hellscape by Launching Its Own Studio: Report

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Apple is reportedly making a Band of Brothers spin-off and launching its own in-house studio to do it. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio, which does not yet have a name, will be run by Apple’s new Worldwide Video heads, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

Van Amburg and Erlicht previously ran Sony Pictures Television, another studio known for building TV shows. It’s not a surprise that the two would launch a studio for Apple. As THR notes, “the move had been considered not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’.” Apple’s current slate of programs for TV+, which launches November 1, 2019, are all owned by other studios. Apple doesn’t own the programs—it merely licenses them, and that’s costly.