Government Cheese (TV series)

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Government Cheese
GenreComedy drama
Created by
Directed byØystein Karlsen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Paul Hunter
  • Aeysha Carr
  • David Oyelowo
  • Jessica Oyelowo
  • Charles D. King
  • Ahmadou Seck
  • Jelani Johnson
  • Marta Fernandez
CinematographyMatthew J. Lloyd[1]
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Government Cheese is an upcoming comedy drama television series created by Paul Hunter and Aeysha Carr.


A man, trying to reclaim his life and reunite with his family upon his release from prison, finds moments from his past as well as instances of seeming divine intervention keep cropping up.



It was announced in June 2022 that Apple TV+ was nearing a deal to order the series, which would see David Oyelowo star in and executive produce.[2] The deal for the series was closed by December 2023, when Oyelowo and his production company Yoruba Saxon signed a first-look deal with Apple,[3] and Simone Missick would be cast.[4] In April 2024, Bokeem Woodbine, Adam Beach and Sunita Mani would be among additional castings announced.[5][6]

Filming began in May 2024 under the working title Bonneville in Los Angeles.[7]


  1. ^ Matthew J. Lloyd, ASC
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (June 27, 2022). "David Oyelowo-Led Dramedy Government Cheese Nears Series Order At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 April 2024.
  3. ^ Bell, BreAnna (December 12, 2023). "David and Jessica Oyelowo Ink First Look Deal with Apple". Variety. Retrieved 12 April 2024.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (December 13, 2023). "Simone Missick Joins David Oyelowo's Government Cheese Dramedy At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 April 2024.
  5. ^ Rice, Lynette (April 12, 2024). "Government Cheese Casts Bokeem Woodbine, Adam Beach & Sunita Mani In David Oyelowo Comedy for Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 April 2024.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 16, 2024). "David Oyelowo Apple Series Government Cheese Rounds Out Cast With Four Additions (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
  7. ^ "Government Cheese". Up-to-Date Actor. Retrieved 15 May 2024.

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