Apple has given a multi-series order to Emmy Award-winning nonprofit media and educational organization Sesame Workshop for a slate of children’s programs, a “person with knowledge of production” tells TheWrap.
It will be the tech giant’s first steps into children’s programming. Alas, “Sesame Street” itself isn’t part of the package, reports TheWrap.
Sesame Workshop (SW), formerly Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), is an American non-profit organization which has been responsible for the production of several educational children’s programs. It’s first and best-known is, of course, Sesame Street.
Apple currently has 17 scripted series in the works. Upcoming original programming titles include “Amazing Stores,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,” an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dramedy, “Dickinson” (a half-hour comedy starring Hailee Stenifeld), an untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series, a TV series adaption of “Foundation,” the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy, and the half-hour dramedy “Little Voices” from producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, “Little America” from the screenwriters (Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani) of “The Big Sick” and producer/writer Lee Eisenberg, and a drama series about pre-teen investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak.