In a competitive situation, Apple has signed award-winning producer and director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek: Beyond) and his Perfect Storm Entertainment to an exclusive, multi-year overall TV deal. Under the pact, Lin will develop, produce and direct television series with a global perspective. Lin moves to Apple from his long-standing TV overall deal at Sony.
Under Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment banner, which he founded in 2012, Lin produced the hit series Scorpion, which ran for four seasons on CBS, as well as CBS’ S.W.A.T, which is currently in its second season, and freshman Magnum P.I., along with the upcoming Warrior for Cinemax. Perfect Storm Entertainment TV will be run by Andrew Schneider, who most recently oversaw the TV department for Free Association, and previously was at Fox 21 Television Studios.
Lin’s popular movies have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. He is responsible for re-booting The Fast and The Furious franchise, along with innovative projects in both TV and film. Most recently, Lin directed the critically acclaimed blockbuster Star Trek: Beyond, the final film in the modern Star Trek trilogy. Previously, Lin directed Universal’s box-office blockbusters The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6. His directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Better Luck Tomorrow, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Lin is repped by CAA and Warren Dern.