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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is now coming to Apple. After having led HBO's Veep for seven seasons all this while, Louis-Dreyfus has signed an overall deal with the streaming platform, Apple.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, under the multiple-year agreement — which should be seen as a massive "get" for Apple video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht — the Emmy-winning actress will develop new projects exclusively for Apple — as both an executive producer and star. Sources say the actress and producer met with multiple outlets, including her former home at HBO.
The deal, financial terms of which were not immediately available, is Louis-Dreyfuss' first such overall and reunites her at the same company with former Richard Plepler mere days after the former HBO CEO's producing deal became official.
"I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple,” said Louis-Dreyfus. "Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods."
Louis-Dreyfus has broken awards season records with multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG and Critics Choice Awards for her work on era-defining mega-hits like Veep and Seinfeld as well as The New Adventures of Old Christine. Next up, she will star in Fox Searchlight's Downhill, which she also produces. She's repped by CAA and ID.
While financial terms were not immediately available, the overall arrives months after Netflix shelled out $500 million for global rights to Seinfeld in a move that illustrates the value of the cast, including Louis-Dreyfus.