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Apple TV+, Scott Free Productions find themselves in Sinking Spring

US tech giant Apple is moving forwards with a new series from Peter Craig and Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott that stars Emmy- and Tony-Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry.

Ridley Scott (NASA/Bill Ingalls via CC)

Sinking Spring is an eight-episode series for Apple TV+ from Craig (The Batman, The Town, Top Gun: Maverick) that will star Henry (Causeway, Atlanta, Bullet Train), who will also serve as executive producer.

Directed and executive produced by Scott, the 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 unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard.

It marks the first venture into television development for 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. 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 theatres 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.

Elsewhere, Apple TV+ has renewed its dramedy Physical for a third season, starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne and hailing from creator, writer and executive producer Annie Weisman. Physical is produced by ITV Studios-backed Tomorrow Studios.

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