Apple Studios lands "Sinking Spring," new series from Peter Craig, Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Ridley Scott and starring Emmy and Tony Award-nominee Brian Tyree Henry
Apple TV+ is nearing a series order for "Sinking Spring," a new eight-episode series from Peter Craig ("The Batman," "The Town," "Top Gun: Maverick") that will star Emmy and Tony Award-nominee Brian Tyree Henry ("Causeway," "Atlanta," "Bullet Train"), who will also serve as executive producer. Directed and executive produced by esteemed Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning director and filmmaker Ridley Scott, the new Apple Original series hails from Apple Studios and will be produced by Scott Free Productions.
Based on the book "Dope Thief" by Dennis Tafoya, "Sinking Spring" follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside, only to have their small-time grift become a life-and-death enterprise, as they unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard.
"Sinking Spring" marks the first venture into television development for Peter Craig, who serves as writer and executive producer across all eight episodes, and will direct one episode. Scott executive produces for Scott Free Productions alongside David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan and Clayton Krueger. Henry executive produces, and Tafoya will serve as consulting producer.
The series expands Apple's partnership with Scott Free Productions, which has a first-look deal for television projects with Apple TV+. It also marks the second project for Henry and Apple following the recent announcement of Apple Original Film "Causeway," which is set to make its global debut in theaters and on Apple TV+ later this year. Next month, Henry will star in the fourth and final season of "Atlanta," and he can currently be seen starring opposite Brad Pitt in "Bullet Train."
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