Apple TV+ bags 20th Television's Erin May as a new senior creative executive

Apple TV+ June 2021 Extension
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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has signed former 20th Television VP Erin May as a senior creative executive.
  • May was recently VP, Drama Development at 20th Television.

Erin May, VP, Drama Development at 20th Television, has been signed by Apple TV+ to become a new senior creative executive, according to a new report.

According to a Deadline report, May will join Apple TV+ on November 8 and is set to work out of the streamer's Culver City offices.

Having previously been in charge of drama development at the Disney Television Studios-owned 20th Television, May is responsible for shows like Washington Black and Swiss Family Robinson, Deadline notes.

May joins Apple from 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios, where she had been for over a decade, most recently as VP, Drama Development. Citing the goal of creating a safe space for writers to tell stories that are provocative and underrepresented in television as a guiding principle during her tenure, she oversaw the creative development, production and staffing of such series as Washington Black, starring Selwyn Hinds and Sterling K. Brown; Karin Gist and Lee Daniels' Our Kind of People; Danny Strong and Barry Levinson's Dopesick, Ron Moore's Swiss Family Robinson; and Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince Bythewood's Shots Fired.

Apple TV+ already has a strong lineup of drama shows but it's a category that streamers can never have too many hits in. Apple TV+ will be hoping that May can work her magic and bring some more winners to our screens.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.