Apple TV+ has ordered Disclaimer, a new original series from the multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor Alfonso Cuarón (Golden Lion Award-winning Roma, Gravity, Children of Men) through his production company Esperanto Filmoj.
The psychological thriller will star multi-award-winning and internationally-acclaimed actors Cate Blanchett (Don’t Look Up, Nightmare Alley, Pinocchio), who will also executive produce, and Kevin Kline (The Starling, Beauty and the Beast, Broadway’s Present Laughter), who is making his series debut.
Cuarón will write, direct and executive produce the series, coming exclusively to Apple TV+.
Based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight, Disclaimer will star Blanchett as Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions.
When an intriguing novel written by a widower (played by Kline) appears on her bedside table, she is horrified to realize she is a key character in a story that she had hoped was long buried in the past. A story that reveals her darkest secret. A secret she thought was hers alone.
The series will be the first project to debut from a multi-year deal with Cuarón, who is developing television series exclusively for Apple TV+, and it joins Apple’s award-winning series slate. It also marks first time Cuarón has written and directed all episodes of an original series. Cuarón currently serves as producer on Apple Original Film Raymond and Ray, which is now in production from Apple Studios.
Disclaimer is produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Anonymous Content. Academy Award winner Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Birdman, The Revenant) and Academy Award nominee Bruno Delbonnel (The Tragedy of Macbeth, Inside Llewyn Davis, Darkest Hour) will serve as directors of photography on the project.
Cuarón serves as executive producer alongside Esperanto Filmoj’s Gabriela Rodriguez and Anonymous Content’s David Levine, Dawn Olmstead and Steve Golin. Blanchett executive produces and Renee Knight serves as co-executive producer.
Disclaimer joins a growing roster of award-winning Apple Original series, including the Emmy Award, and SAG and Critics’ Choice Award-winning Ted Lasso; Emmy, Critics Choice and SAG Award-winning series The Morning Show; and NAACP Image Award-winning Truth Be Told.
There’s also the recently renewed Physical, a dramedy from creator Annie Weisman, and starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne; as well as The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd; WeCrashed, starring and executive produced by Academy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto; Five Days at Memorial from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse; and Roar, a new female-driven anthology series from creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Bruna Papandrea.
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