Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón is developing a thriller series titled Disclaimer, which already has Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline on board to star. Apple TV+ have given the show a series order, the first project birthed from the multi-year deal that Cuarón signed with the streamer back in 2019. He will write, produce, and direct all episodes of the series.
Disclaimer is based on Renée Knight‘s novel of the same name, and revolves around an investigative journalist known for uncovering the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions. But when an intriguing novel written by a widower appears on her bedside table, she’s horrified to discover she’s a key character in a story she had hoped was buried in the past.
Working alongside Cuarón will be three-time Best Cinematography Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, The Revenant) who will be the co-director of photography along with Bruno Delbonnel (Joel Coen‘s upcoming The Tragedy Of Macbeth).
Disclaimer is the latest high-profile Apple series in development as the nascent streamer seeks to keep up with its competition.
Other upcoming Apple TV+ shows include WeCrashed, starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway and chronicling the rise and fall of WeWork, thriller series Severance starring Adam Scott, and true crime drama series In With The Devil.
Blanchett has had some success on TV over the last few years, starring in the acclaimed Mrs. America and Australian show Stateless, while she has Brideshead Revisited coming soon.
She also has Adam McKay‘s Netflix film Don’t Look Up, Guillermo Del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley remake, and Todd Field‘s return to directing, TÁR, lined up for release over the next year.
Incredibly, Kline will be making his live-action TV debut with Disclaimer, although he does have a recurring voice role on Bob’s Burgers.
This will be Cuarón’s first foray into television since he directed the pilot for NBC’s Believe back in 2013. That series only lasted 12 episodes before cancellation – both Cuarón and Apple will be hoping for a much better showing this time around.
We’ll wait and see what further details arrives as Disclaimer comes together, but with Cuarón and Lubezki behind the camera, and Blanchett and Kline in front of it, there’s plenty of potential here as Apple search for their first mega hit.