Child actress Brooklynn Prince has been cast in the lead role of Apple’s upcoming drama series that’s based on the life of young journalist Hilde Lysiak, reports Deadline.
Eight-year-old actress Prince is known for playing Moonee in “The Florida Project,” and she is currently working with Angelina Jolie and Sam Rockwell on “The One and Only Ivan.”
The upcoming TV show, which will be Prince’s first, follows a young girl who moves from New York to the small lakeside town her father is from, where she unearths a murder case everyone else in the town had attempted to bury.
The show is based on real-life child journalist Hilde Lysiak’s efforts to report on a murder in Selinsgrove, which led to her being the first on the scene to report it. Lysiak’s paper, the Orange Street News, has since earned her national and international media attention.
Apple has ordered 10 episodes of the series, created and executive produced by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. Fox is known for her work on “Ben and Kate,” “How to Be Single,” and “Couples Retreat,” while Resnik has worked on “Castle,” “Shooter,” and Mistresses.”
Apple has more than a dozen television shows in the works, with a full list available in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.
Several other shows are currently in the casting stages, including an unnamed space drama developed by Ronald D. Moore, a futuristic epic world-building drama called “See,” and “Are You Sleeping,” a drama based on a murder case reopened by a podcast.