Alfonso Cuarón to develop TV projects for upcoming streamer

Roma director Alfonso Cuarón has swapped Netflix for Apple with a multi-year deal for TV projects.

Following what the streamer said was a highly competitive situation, the pact calls for the Mexican auteur to develop TV projects exclusively for Apple TV+ through his production company Esperanto Filmoj.

Cuaron is expected to partner with longtime partner Anonymous Content and other collaborators on select projects.

The content creator’s producing partner Gabriela Rodriguez will run day-to-day operations at Esperanto Filmoj, based out of London.

Cuarón, who has previously helmed movies such as Gravity, Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, won best directing, cinematography and foreign language Oscars this year for Roma.

The release of the film caused controversy over its limited release before its global distribution on Netflix.

Cuarón’s previous TV work includes NBC series Believe, which Esperanto Filmoj co-produced with Bad Robot and Bonanza Productions. The sci-fi drama, which ran for only one series, aired in the UK on UKTV channel Watch,

Apple TV+ launches on 1 November.