Apple has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the half-hour comedy series The Big Door Prize from Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer and executive producer David West Read, according to Deadline. The project will be produced by Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon (Parasite).
The Big Door Prize follows the story of residents in a small town called Deerfield, who one day discover a magical, destiny predicting machine in their grocery store. The series is based on the bestselling novel by M.O. Walsh.
Read is writing the adaptation and will also serve as showrunner on the project. Executive producers include Read, Miky Lee, and Hyun Park of CJ ENM/Studio Dragon and David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost of Skydance Television.
The Big Door Prize will serve as the second Apple original series ordered from Skydance Television, following the drama series Foundation starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace. The project is also the second series ordered at a major streamer from Skydance Television in just over a week after Netflix’s pickup of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s untitled global spy adventure series. Netflix gave the project an eight-episode one-hour series order with Schwarzenneger executive producing and also starring alongside Monica Barbaro.