Eagle Egilsson Tapped for One Bad Apple


Icelandic director and cinematographer Eagle Egilsson will direct the supernatural drama series One Bad Apple from ZDF Enterprises and Tuvalu Entertainment.

Egilsson, winner of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Outstanding Award, has a long list of credits in the U.S., including the upcoming Hightown for Starz, Gotham for FOX and Secret Circle for The CW. One Bad Apple has a budget of 15 million euros ($16.8 million) for ten 48-minute episodes due to debut in fall 2020. Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is a partner on the series, created and developed by Tuvalu Entertainment and written by father-daughter team Gavin Scott and Rebecca Scott. Tuvalu Entertainment’s Paul Johnson is showrunner and executive producer. The team also includes Games of Thrones line producer Petur Sigurdsson.

The series focuses on the Devil’s daughter as she enrolls in a respectable English boarding school. “Reading the first episodes of One Bad Apple, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the team bringing this show to life,” said Egilsson. “In today’s world where sustaining character and honesty comes at a premium, One Bad Apple can make one question their perspective. Through the eyes and minds of Mercy’s devious yet charming character and her nemesis, the kind and resourceful Lydia, we experience the classic human battle between love and hate where the future of mankind everywhere is at stake.”

Robert Franke, VP of ZDFE.drama for ZDF Enterprises, added, “One Bad Apple is, first of all, a great story and it is great that Eagle has joined to create our shared vision and ambition for the series. I am also proud that NENT Group is a partner in the project. We are very excited about the enormous potential of this rare female-inspired drama and very pleased by the positive feedback from network partners around the world.”

Paul Johnson, CEO for Tuvalu Entertainment, added, “From the first time I met Eagle I knew he was the perfect director to bring our unique drama to life. Every producer wants a director who shares your vision and ambition for a series. Eagle’s fascination with Mercy, as the daughter of the Devil with her Darth Vader like qualities, Lydia and One Bad Apple was apparent from the very beginning. We are honored that someone of his caliber and wealth of U.S. network experience will guide our first series through the wonderful Gavin and Rebecca Scott narrative we’re sure audiences all over the world will enjoy.”