Apple orders English-language version of Canal+ series

Apple has ordered an English language adaptation of Canal+ French series Calls, which will be co-produced by the network.

The 10-episode straight-to-series order marks the first international series greenlit by the tech company. It also makes its first international co-production.

As part of the deal, Apple has also acquired the rights to the existing French series.

Calls, which aired last year, was created by Timothée Hochet and allows audiences to experience short stories through real-life audio sources and minimal visuals.

The series is a Canal+ original series developed and produced under the network’s Creation Originale label.

Apple has made some major moves to create a diverse and appealing slate of programming this week. It signed Oprah Winfrey for a multiyear deal and set plans for a live-action animated series Sesame Workshop, making it its first move into kids’ TV.

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