Apple TV+ lands "The Savant," new limited series with Academy Award-winner Jessica Chastain set to star and executive produce
Today Apple TV+ announced "The Savant," a new, eight-episode limited series starring Academy, SAG, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-winner Jessica Chastain ("The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "The Good Nurse," George & Tammy," "Broadway's "A Doll's House") in the lead role. In addition to starring, Chastain will executive produce through Freckle Films, and FIFTH SEASON ("Severance," "Chief of War," "Lady in the Lake") and Anonymous Content (the upcoming "Time Bandits," "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," "Dickinson,") are the studios.
Inspired by a true story published by Cosmopolitan, the storyline and character details are being kept under wraps for "The Savant," which will be written and showrun by Emmy Award-nominee Melissa James Gibson ("Anatomy of a Scandal," "House of Cards," "The Americans"), whose overall deal is based at FIFTH SEASON. Academy Award-nominee, six-time Emmy Award-winner and two-time DGA-winner Matthew Heineman ("A Private War," "Retrograde," "Cartel Land") will direct and serve as executive producer.
Hailing from FIFTH SEASON and Anonymous Content, "The Savant" will be executive produced by Chastain, Gibson and Heineman. Kelly Carmichael executive produces alongside Chastain for Freckle Films. Jessica Giles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, will executive produce and Brian Madden, SVP of development for Hearst Magazines, will produce. Andrea Stanley, writer of the original Cosmopolitan feature, will consult.
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About Freckle Films:
Freckle Films is a New York based film and television production company launched by Academy Award winning actress Jessica Chastain in 2016. Their most recent project was the SHOWTIME limited series, "George & Tammy," starring Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon. Chastain won the SAG Award for 'Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie' for her leading role. Freckle Films produced the film, "Mother's Instinct", starring Chastain and Anne Hathaway, which will be coming soon. Last year, the Freckle Films' produced "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" won two Academy Awards [Best Actress and Best Hair & Makeup] at the 94th Academy Awards along with numerous other accolades. Freckle Films other work includes "The 355," an international spy thriller based on an original idea by Chastain, starring Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bing Bing, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong'o. Currently in development is a series adaptation of the novel "His & Hers" written by Alice Feeney alongside Fifth Season as well as "The School for Good Mothers" written by Jessamine Chan.