Apple has signed “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus to a multi-year overall deal, the company announced Friday.
The agreement will see Louis-Dreyfus develop and produce projects for Apple TV+ as both an executive producer and star. It is her first-ever overall deal with a streaming service.
“I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple,” Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement. “Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods,” she joked.
The deal is the latest development agreement Apple has signed in recent months. Other producers signed to overalls with Apple include Alfonso Cuaron, Kerry Ehrin, Jon M. Chu, Justin Lin, Jason Katims and Lee Eisenberg, as well as major studios A24 and Imagine Documentaries.
An 11-time Emmy winner, Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Veep.” She is next set to star in Fox Searchlight’s “Downhill” alongside Will Ferrell. The dramedy, for which she also serves as a producer, is directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, and is inspired by the 2014 Swedish film “Force Majeure.”
Louis-Dreyfus is represented by CAA and ID.
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