Apple is making a Murderbot series starring Alexander Skarsgård

A photo of actor Alexander Skarsgard at the ceremony for the 20th annual Marrakech International Film Festival on November 25th, 2023, in Marrakech, Morocco.
Alexander Skarsgard. | Photo by Marc Piasecki / WireImage

Another day, another sci-fi announcement from Apple TV Plus. The streamer is continuing to expand its presence in the genre with the news that it’s adapting The Murderbot Diaries novels from author Martha Wells.

There’s no word yet on when the show will premiere, but it’ll be a 10-episode-long series and feature Alexander Skarsgård as the lead. Chris and Paul Weitz will serve as showrunners, while David S. Goyer — who helms the Apple TV Plus adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation — will be one of the executive producers.

If you haven’t read the books — you can check out our review right here — Apple says the adaption is “about a self-hacking security android who is horrified by human emotion yet drawn to its vulnerable ‘clients.’” In…

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