Apple TV+ today have announced they landed the rights to World War II drama thriller The New Look. The epic series which showcases the meteoric rise of French fashion designer Christian Dior. Set to star Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, Bloodline) and Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat).
Set against the World War II Nazi Occupation of Paris when Coco Chanel’s (Binoche) reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer ends and Christian Dior (Mendelsohn) rises helping return spirit and life to the world with his ground-breaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence that will go on to define generations to come.
With Apple Studios producing the series with Bloodline and Damages co-creator Todd A. Kessler writing , directing, and executive producing the new show.
Here’s the official Synopsis:
Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, The New Look is a live-action, World War II-era thriller that centres on the pivotal moment in the Twentieth Century when Paris led the world back to life through its fashion icons: Christian Dior (played by Mendelsohn), whose creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II. The interwoven saga will include the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals: the grand dame Coco Chanel (played by Binoche), Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and more.
The New Look will be the first production from the newly formed television producing partnership of Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Salt) and Todd A. Kessler; Mark A. Baker (Bloodline, The Night Of, Damages) will also produce. A start date for production as well as potential release date still to be announced.