A big-budget TV remake of Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction classic Metropolis will be made in Australia by Sam Esmail, who will direct it for Apple TV+.
4,000 jobs are planned to be generated in Victoria, where the series will be shot, as well as one of the world’s largest “virtual production” infrastructures.
Universal Studio Group is owned by NBCUniversal, which is owned by NBCUniversal.The show is being produced by NBCUniversal in collaboration with Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot for USA Network and Homecoming for Amazon.
Email is the showrunner, writer, and director for the eight-episode drama. NBCU Matchbox Pictures, an Australian firm, will also be engaged in the show’s development.
The action in the film and in comparison to Thea von Harbou’s novel Thea Von’s story unfolds in a future Metropolis divided into “rich” and “poor” sections.
The plot revolves around the relationship between Freder, the son of the city’s ruler, and Maria, a humble girl who only sees it as a holy job. The divide between the city’s classes must be bridged by young people.