The Savant, a new limited series starring Jessica Chastain, is coming on Apple TV+. Based on a true story written by Andrea Stanley and published by Cosmopolitan, Chastain will play the Savant, a top-secret investigator who infiltrates online hate groups to bring down the nation’s most violent males. It will have eight episodes. The streamer is yet to release more details regarding the cast and the premiere date.
Emmy Award-nominee Melissa James Gibson is showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Academy Award nominee, six-time Emmy Award Award winner, and two-time DGA winner Matthew Heineman will serve as director and executive producer. Chastain and Kelly Carmichael serve as executive producers through Freckle Films. Jessica Giles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, will executive produce, while Brian Madden, SVP of development for Hearst Magazines, is a producer. Additionally, Stanley will consult. FIFTH SEASON and Anonymous Content produce The Savant.
About The Savant TV Show
Today Apple TV+ announced "The Savant," a new, eight-episode limited series starring Academy, SAG, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-winner Jessica Chastain ("The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "The Good Nurse," George & Tammy," "Broadway's "A Doll's House") in the lead role. In addition to starring, Chastain will executive produce through Freckle Films, and FIFTH SEASON ("Severance," "Chief of War," "Lady in the Lake") and Anonymous Content (the upcoming "Time Bandits," "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," "Dickinson,") are the studios.
Inspired by a true story published by Cosmopolitan, the storyline and character details are being kept under wraps for "The Savant," which will be written and showrun by Emmy Award-nominee Melissa James Gibson ("Anatomy of a Scandal," "House of Cards," "The Americans"), whose overall deal is based at FIFTH SEASON. Academy Award-nominee, six-time Emmy Award-winner and two-time DGA-winner Matthew Heineman ("A Private War," "Retrograde," "Cartel Land") will direct and serve as executive producer.
"An elite investigator who tracks angry men online, she’s known to some in her field as the Savant because of her uncanny ability to suss out when, exactly, hate speech will morph into violent action."Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.
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