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‘Defending Jacob’ creator signs exclusive Apple TV+ deal

Apple has signed an overall deal with Defending Jacob creator, executive producer and showrunner Mark Bomback, reports Deadline. Under the multi-year pact, he’ll develop new TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+. 

Bomback created, wrote, executive produced and showran the limited drama based on the novel of the same name by William Landay. Like other streamers, Apple TV+ does not release viewership data, but as Deadline reported last month, Defending Jacob is said to be among the top three series premieres on the service, logging a big opening weekend with viewership continuing to build in Week 2 and the audience growing by five times in its first 10 days to rank among the two fastest-growing series premieres for Apple TV+.

Defending Jacob also is believed to have set Apple TV+ records for viewer engagement, notes Deadline. Bomback’s other works include screenplays for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and its sequel War for the Planet of the Apes, Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine, and Unstoppable.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for US$4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more info, visit

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.