Apple TV+ nearing series order for ‘Sinking Spring’ about the robbery of a drug house

Brian Tyree Henry, Peter Craig and Ridley Scott

Apple TV+ is nearing a series order for “Sinking Spring” starring Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, reports Deadline.

The series is being written by Peter Craig, who is fresh from a story by credit on “Top Gun: Maverick” and “The Batman,” which he co-wrote with Matt Reeves. Ridley Scott (“Alien,” “Blade Runner”) is directing.

According to Deadline, “Sinking Spring” is based on the book Dennis Tafoya’s book, “Dope Thief,” and  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” will be produced by Scott Free Productions, which has a first-look TV deal with Apple. Scott is already working with Apple TV+ on “Kitbag,” a film starring Joaquin Phoenix playing Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby playing Josephine.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.