Apple lands four-part docuseries by 'McMillion$' directors
Apple has inked a deal for a four-part documentary series by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernandez, known for their work on HBO's "McMillion$."
The company has given a straight-to-series order in a seven-figure deal for the docuseries, undoubtedly slated for Apple TV+. It won the rights in what Deadline describes as a "highly competitive situation."
The new docuseries, which is currently untitled, "tells the unbelievable true story of one of the largest scams in government history," Deadline reports. The series will be produced through Lazarte's and Hernandez's Fun Meter Productions.
Lazarte and Hernandez are known for their HBO docuseries "McMillion$," which explored the true story of a criminal mastermind who stole $24 million from the McDonald's Monopoly game in the 1990s.
The docuseries joins a growing slate of unscripted Apple TV+ original content, including "Home," "Beastie Boys Story," and "Visible: Out On Television."
Earlier in May, Apple poached the BBC's documentary chief to produce unscripted content for its streaming platform.