Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in, write and executive produce a series for Apple.
Set up at Apple’s upcoming streaming service Apple TV Plus, the series is titled Mr. Corman and will have Gordon-Levitt playing an elementary school teacher dealing with adulthood. As Deadline puts it, the series “is described as a deep cut into the days and nights of a public schoolteacher in the San Fernando Valley.”
A writer’s room has reportedly already been put together for the series, which Gordon-Levitt will be producing via his HitRECord production banner. A24 is also on board to produce.
Gordon-Levitt hasn’t dabbled in television too much since his younger days when he starred in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, although he did have a role in Channing Tatum’s small 2017 Amazon series Comrade Detective. On the film side of things, Gordon-Levitt will soon be seen as a pilot dealing with an airline hijacking in 7500 and has been cast alongside Eddie Redmayne, Seth Rogen and Sacha Baron Cohen in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7.
No word as yet on when Apple TV Plus will launch. The planned streaming service has a number of shows in the pipeline, including The Morning Show (starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon), See (with Jason Momoa) and fantasy anthology series Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.