Ars’ plea: Somebody make this right into a collection

A pair of full bookshelves face each other.

Enlarge / Vancouver Public Central Library. Libraries are the place books sleep if you’re not studying them. (credit score: GoToVan / Flickr)

The previous few years have seen an explosion in high-concept, high-budget diversifications for premium TV and streaming companies, like The Expanse and Recreation of Thrones. Following within the footsteps of antecedents going again to the miniseries primarily based on Roots, they’ve tackled materials that is too intricate and too sprawling to presumably squeeze right into a movie-length work. At their greatest, these diversifications have carried out justice to probably the most difficult materials.

All of which has left the Ars workers wanting extra. If producers and networks are keen to place that a lot love into works we both weren’t accustomed to or weren’t in love with, what may they handle with some actually good materials?

What began as a watercooler chitchat morphed into an article and has now blossomed right into a collection of brief pleas/pitches—Hollywood, we’re all straightforward to achieve. And we’re providing you with, the reader, the prospect to inform us how fallacious we’re or to give you some strategies of your personal.

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Apple TV+ acquires a “sci-fi courtroom drama” a couple of murderous robotic doll

Astronauts stand in a row on the lunar surface.

Enlarge / A shot from For All Mankind‘s second season. (credit score: Apple+)

Extra science fiction is headed to Apple TV+, in line with a brand new video and report. Apple has revealed a “first look featurette” video and associated augmented actuality app for its alternate-history space-program drama For All Mankind‘s second season, and the report claims {that a} drama a couple of robotic accused of homicide will quickly start manufacturing.

The latter shall be a characteristic movie known as Dolly and relies on a brief story written by Elizabeth Bear. In keeping with Deadline, Apple acquired the movie “following a aggressive bidding battle” involving 4 bidders, together with a number of studios and one other streaming firm.

The movie is described as a science fiction tackle a courtroom drama, with the premise {that a} robotic doll murders its proprietor however “shocks the world by claiming she shouldn’t be responsible and asking for a lawyer.”

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