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Apple lands kids show based on the best-selling 'Amber Brown' books

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Apple TV+ has placed a series order for "Amber Brown," a new series that will be based on the best-selling books by author Paula Danziger.

The series, which will start Carsyn Rose as Amber Brown, is described as an "unfiltered look at a girl finding her own voice through art and music in the wake of her parents' divorce."

Sarah Drew will star as Amber's mother, Sarah Brown. Additional members of the ensemble cast will include Darin Brooks and Liliana Inouye. Bonnie Hunt will write and direct the show, as well as serve as executive producer and show runner.

The "Amber Brown" book series has been published in 53 countries and have more than 10 million copies in print. According to Apple, the books have been praised for "capturing the kid experience in a funny, relatable voice."

Apple's "Amber Brown" series will be produced by Boat Rocker. Bob Higgins and Jon Rutherford will serve as executive producers for the series.

The show will join a growing slate of original films and series made for kids and families, including "Wolfboy and the Everything Factory," "Ghostwriter," "The Snoopy Show," and "Helpsters." The slate also includes award-winning animated film "Wolfwalkers."

Apple TV+ has racked up a number of awards since its debut in November 2019. As of writing, Apple TV+ shows and films have received 152 wins and 520 awards nominations.