Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Develop Schoolteacher Dramedy ‘Mr. Corman’ at Apple

He will write, direct, executive produce and star on the series

Last Updated: September 5, 2019 @ 8:18 PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to write, direct, executive produce and star on “Mr. Corman,” a dramedy series in development at Apple TV+, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The show, which hails from A24 and Gordon-Levitt’s HitRECord banner, follows the life of a public schoolteacher (Gordon-Levitt) in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Apple declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

Apple’s ad-free streaming video on-demand (SVOD) service Apple TV+ will debut this fall with Ronald D. Moore’s “For All Mankind,” Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston-led drama “The Morning Show” and Emily Dickinson comedy “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld. We expect to learn more details about the platform — including its price and launch date — at an Apple event set for Sept. 10.

“Mr. Corman” would mark a return to television for Gordon-Levitt, whose most notable small-screen credit is his co-starring role as Tommy on the sitcom “3rd Rock From the Sun,” which ran from 1996 to 2001 on NBC.

For more than a decade, the actor has been focusing on features — with starring roles in films like “Inception,” “Looper,” “Don Jon,” “50/50,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “500 Days of Summer” — and running his online collaborative media platform, HitRECord.

Gordon-Levitt is repped by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.