Fast and Furious director signs deal with Apple TV


Justin Lin, the man who brought the Fast and Furious franchise back to life and took it to new heights has signed a new deal with Apple TV.

This isn’t the first time that Lin has worked on TV, as his production label The Perfect Storm was responsible for Scorpion, S.W.A.T. and the Magnum P.I. reboot on CBS.

However, he has now the latest big name to sign on to the upcoming Apple TV launch. It also might be a shot against CBS All-Access as Lin chose a new streaming competitor over the network he was producing shows for.

Variety reports that Lin has signed on for an exclusive developmental pact with Apple after six years with CBS.

This is the latest move by Apple TV. They just announced a new limited series that reunites Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams. M. Night Shyamalan has a show coming that will feature Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint.

Steve Carell is returning to TV for a shot with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Foundation by Isaac Asimov is also coming and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa has signed on to star in a show for Apple.

As for Justin Lin, this is a developmental deal so there is no word on what kind of shows he will come up with, although if his CBS output is any indication, expect some solid action television.

Lin will likely direct as well as produce whatever the content is that Apple TV produces.

Scorpion aired from 2014 to 2017 and was about a group of people who set out to stop high-tech threats.

S.W.A.T. is a reboot of the ’70s police procedural television show and starred former Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore. It is in the middle of its second season.

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Magnum P.I. is another reboot with Jay Hernandez playing the role that Tom Sellick made popular. It premiered this year and received a full-season order.