Apple signs first-look deal with David and Jessica Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxton

Apple has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with the Yoruba Saxton production company to produce features and series for Apple TV+.

The deal is yet another between Apple and David Oyelowo, who has previously starred in and executive produced original series “Silo.”

According to Variety Yoruba Saxon, headed by David and Jessica Oyelowo, has produced titles such as “Nightingale,” “Captive,” “A United Kingdom,” ‘Come Away,” “Five Nights in Maine,” “The Water Man,” “Ferguson Rises,” among others.

David Oyelowo is also set to star in and executive produce Apple’s upcoming dramedy series, “Government Cheese.”

The series is based on the Paul Hunter short film of the same name. It follows Hampton Chambers, “a man recently released from prison who struggles to keep his criminal past at bay and win back his family, all while processing moments of divine intervention that seem to happen with increasing frequency.”

Production timetables aren’t clear.

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