Apple Lays Down Some Foundation


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Mike Schilling

    Very cool, but I have questions?

    1. What does direct-to-series mean?

    2. Is 10 episodes it, or is that just season 1?

    3. How far do the 10 episodes go? That seems like too much for just Foundation, and too little for the triolgy.Report

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to Mike Schilling

      Direct to Series means they ordered it flat out without requiring a pilot to evaluate first.

      I’m curious about the other two as well.Report

      • Avatar Andrew Donaldson in reply to Maribou

        I wonder if direct is also a tactic to illicit trust with content makers, showing commitment where they do not yet have a reputation to fall back on in supporting their products.Report

        • Avatar Maribou in reply to Andrew Donaldson

          @andrew-donaldson Yeah, I think that’s often the case based on other scuttlebutt I’ve heard about shows. It’s a real demonstration, too, not just soothing words, because of the financial positive impact on the creators, the actors hired, etc etc etc. Security is hard to come by in the television business.

          Netflix did it a lot when they first started with original shows and now they use it to lure in the big name folks too :).Report

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