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Apple lands 'Echo 3', an action-thriller from writer of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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What you need to know

  • Apple has landed 'Echo 3', an action-thriller from Mark Boal.
  • Boal is adapting the "When Heroes Fly" broadcasting series for the project.
  • The 10-part series will debut globally on Apple TV Plus.

In a press release (opens in new tab) on the Apple TV Press website, Apple has given a straight-to-series order for "Echo 3", an action-thriller from Mark Boal, the Academy Award-winning producer and writer of "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty". The 10-part series follows the story of a scientist who goes missing in South America.

In "Echo 3", Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her in a layered personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.

According to Apple, the series will be shot in both English and Spanish dialogue. This marks the second time Apple will work with. Keshet, who is also producing "Suspicion," a new drama starring Uma Thurman.

Boal will serve as showrunner, alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Jason Horwitch ("Berlin Station," "House of Cards"). The series will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios, with Keshet Studios' Peter Traugott serving as executive producer alongside Marc Boal, Jason Horwitch, Stan Wlodkowski, Omri Givon, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Avi Nir (Keshet Media Group), Alon Shtruzman (Keshet International) and Karni Ziv (Keshet Broadcasting).

The new show joins a number of international Apple original series and films.

"Echo 3" joins Apple's growing slate of sweeping international Apple Originals from award-winning storytellers, as well as new stories from the multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor Alfonso Cuarón, who currently has an overall deal to develop television projects exclusively for Apple TV+ through his production company Esperanto Filmoj. Upcoming international original series slated to premiere on Apple TV+ include "Masters of the Air," a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone; "Slow Horses," an international espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman; "Shantaram," based on Gregory David Robert's best-selling novel and starring Charlie Hunnam; and "Pachinko," a highly anticipated drama series based on The New York Times best-selling acclaimed novel by Min Jin Lee, and written and executive produced by Soo Hugh.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.