Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche – Apple TV+ dives into the world of fashion. The publisher has placed a direct series order for the scripted drama The New Look, starring Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel.
Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche Reunite in Fashion Drama
The series will be written, directed, and produced by Todd A. Kessler of Damages, who will reunite with Bloodline star Mendelsohn on the project.
Only to be shot in Paris and inspired by real events The New Look The series is described by Apple as “an epic thriller focusing on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when Paris brought the world back to life through fashion icons.” Christian Dior dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II.
The intertwined saga will feature surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals. The series will also feature Coco Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, and more.
The series is being produced in-house by Apple Studios and will be the first production in the newly formed producer partnership between Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Salt) and Kessler. On behalf of Bloodline, Mark A. Baker will oversee the project. Sources describe The New Look as a potential anthology that could include a new fashion set story every season.
The two previously collaborated on season three of Netflix’s Bloodline series, which Kessler created with his older brother Glenn Kessler and the brothers’ former Damages collaborator Daniel Zelman. Known professionally as KZK, the trio split up a few years ago to explore other opportunities.
The New Look is the latest scripted series about fashion and comes shortly after FX explored the life and assassination of Versace in the second season of the Ryan Murphy-produced American Crime Story anthology.
The platform’s cast includes Kristen Wiig, Jared Leto, and the Anne Hathaway drama WeCrashed, The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray starring Samuel L. Jackson, The Changeling starring LaKeith Stanfield, and the recently commissioned comedy Mrs. Include American Pie.