A TV series about the defunct news/gossip blog Gawker was killed by Apple TV+ after Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook found out it was being developed, the New York Times reported Sunday.
The series, called “Scraper,” was sold to Apple
by two Gawker veterans, and two additional Gawker editors had been hired as writers, the Times said, completing several episodes.
But development of the show took Cook by surprise, the Times reported, and he expressed his disapproval of Gawker in an internal email. The plug was quickly pulled on the project, which is now searching for a new production partner.
Gawker had a decidedly…