Apple Orders TV Project From Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams

Sara Bareilles is bringing Little Voices to Apple.

Apple continues to build its roster for its still unannounced streaming service. The company has ordered a half-hour dramedy titled Little Voices from J.J. Abrams Bad Robot and executive producers Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, who worked together on the Broadway hit Waitress.

The series order is for 10 episodes. Bareilles will contribute original music to the show. Nelson will on take the showrunning duties as well as write and direct the premiere episode. Nelson is best known for writing, producing, and directing the 2001 drama I Am Sam, starring Sean Penn.

According to Deadline, the series is a “A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York.”

“Little Voice, which shares the title of Bareilles’s breakthrough album, explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s. It is described as a fresh, intensely romantic tale of the search to find your true voice… and then the courage to use it.”

We’ve heard a lot about Apple’s aggressive push into the streaming game. The company has signed some significant talent and made major project acquisitions, including a thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, an anthology from The Big Sick writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, a space series from Ronald D. Moore, and a mysterious “innovative” project from La La Land’s Damien Chazelle. There’s still no release date for these projects or details on what form Apple’s streaming push will take. 

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We’ll keep you posted on Little Voices and Apple’s streaming project as we have it.