With absolute bangers like Ted Lasso, Severance, and Dickinson already under its belt, Apple TV+ is arguably the destination streaming service for quality TV shows. Up next, the streamer has given the green light to a new series directed and produced by Ridley Scott. And, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Tyree Henry has been tapped to lead the series.
The project, titled Sinking Spring, hails from Top Gun: Maverick screenwriter Peter Craig. Additionally, Ridley Scott is on board to executive produce the series as well as direct at least the first episode. Craig will also serve as an executive producer across all eight episodes ordered by Apple and will direct one episode.
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Based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief, Sinking Spring follows two longtime Philadelphia friends. The two low-level criminals decide to pose as DEA agents to rob a mysterious house in the countryside. However, the endeavor quickly turns into a life-and-death situation as they unwittingly discover one of the biggest hidden drug rings on the East coast.
Brian Tyree Henry burst onto the mainstream following his role on stage in the hit musical The Book of Mormon. Since then, the actor has starred alongside Donald Glover and Zazie Beetz in FX’s hit series Atlanta. Notably, the multitalented actors recently appeared in big blockbuster movies like Marvel’s Eternals and Bullet Train as well. Up next, Henry will star opposite Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway.
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