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Sony Pictures co-president coming to Apple TV+

Sony Pictures Co-President Chris Parnell is leaving Sony Pictures Television studio for Apple TV+, according to Variety. He’ll serve as senior programming role on the domestic development team, reporting to Matt Cherniss, Apple’s head of scripted development and current programming. 

Variety says that, in his new role, Parnell will help drive development for Apple’s slate of original series. The move reunites Parnell with Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, the current heads of Apple’s streaming efforts and the former presidents of Sony Pictures Television.

During his 16 years with Sony, he developed hits including Outlander, The Blacklist, The Boys, and Preacher. He also developed Ron Moore’s space drama For All Mankind, which was one of four original series that helped launch Apple  TV+ and which has been renewed for a second season.

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.