Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who recently starred in Netflix The Sandman, has loaded her next gig which is starring opposite Colin Farrell in the Apple TV+
The genre-bending project comes from writer Mark Protosevich and director Fernando Meirelles. Exact plot and character details for the upcoming series remain under wraps. However it is being described as a genre-bending contemporary take on the private detective story set in Los Angeles.
Protosevich serves as writer and executive producer on the project with Meirelles directing and executive producing as well. Farrell will executive produce alongside Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon of Genre Films. As well as Scott Greenberg and Chip Vucelich.
News of Sugar was first reported in December when Apple initially won the rights for the series in a competitive bidding situation. But at the time
had not officially been ordered to series at that time.
Sugar is the second series that Kinberg and Genre Films have at Apple. The company also produces the streamer’s show Invasion. That series, which is a sci-fi drama about an alien invasion of Earth, debuted on Apple in 2021 and was renewed for a second season in December. Kinberg co-created the series with David Weil.
Howell-Baptiste recently starred in Netflix’s The Sandman as Death as well as Dr. Mae Turner in the Netflix animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Up next, she will star in the Disney+ series Culprits alongside Eddie Izzard and Gemma Arterton and Mr. Harrigan’s Phone for Netflix.
Her TV credits also include NBC’s The Good Place, HBO’s Barry, BBC America’s Killing Eve and ABC’s Downward Dog. On the big screen, she’s starred in Queenpins, Cruella and A Dog’s Purpose