Apple Studios has confirmed that Emmy-nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) has officially signed on for the leading role in its forthcoming crime drama series titled Sinking Spring, based on Dennis Tafoya’s novel Dope Thief. The eight-episode project also hails from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott.
Sinking Spring will be written and executive produced by Peter Craig (Top Gun: Maverick), who is also expected to direct one episode. Scott will be serving as its director and executive producer through his Scott Free Productions banner as part of its first-look TV deal with Apple TV+.
“The series 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,” reads the synopsis.
Additional executive producers are Henry, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger, with Tafoya set as a consulting producer. It is a production by Apple Studios.
Henry is best known for his acclaimed performance in the FX comedy-drama Atlanta, which is set to make its return this year for its fourth and final season. He can currently be seen in David Leitch’s action thriller Bullet Train with Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.