Brie Larson is currently the riding the MCU wave thanks to Captain Marvel. However, she’s still keeping an eye on future projects; she will star and executive produce in an original series for Apple. The show will be based on former spy Amaryllis Fox‘s upcoming memoir, Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, and has already been given a straight-to-series order.
Plot details are very scarce right now, but reports describe the show as a “provocative and contemporary look at a young woman’s journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships”.
Although a movie star jumping to TV is no longer unusual, some may still question Larson heading to Apple, of all places. Yet the tech giant is quietly developing a slate of interesting shows with big-name talent:
Larson’s MCU co-star Chris Evans is starring in Defending Jacob, a limited-run legal drama, while Aquaman himself Jason Momoa is headlining the future-set action series, See. There’s also a behind-the-scenes talk show drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in the works, while La La Land and First Man director Damien Chazelle is developing a series, too.
That’s mightily impressive. Obviously it would help Apple immensely if these shows are actually good, but the talent alone should bring in a whole host of viewers. We can now add Larson’s name to that list in what might be the most intriguing project set up at Apple.
Hopefully more information about the series will soon arrive. Until then, Larson can get back to watching the impressive box office numbers for Captain Marvel pour in.