Apple TV+ has commissioned new thriller series “Down Cemetery Road,” starring and executive produced by Emma Thompson and also starring Ruth Wilson.

Slow Horses writer Morwenna Banks serves as lead writer and executive producer on the project that is adapted from Slow Horses author, Mick Herron’s, novel.

The series is executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Tom Nash at 60Forty Films, alongside executive producers Banks, Thompson and “Down Cemetery Road” author Mick Herron. Natalie Bailey (“Audrey,” “Bay of Fires,” “Run”) serves as lead director for the series.

“‘Down Cemetery Road’ has all the hallmarks of Mick Herron’s funny and acerbic writing, and I’m delighted we will be bringing it to life for Apple TV+ with such a stellar cast,” said Jay Hunt, creative director, Europe, Apple TV+. “Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson will make it an unmissable companion piece for ‘Slow Horses’ on our service.”

When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a girl disappears in the aftermath, neighbor Sarah Tucker becomes obsessed with finding her and enlists the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm. Zoë and Sarah suddenly find themselves in a complex conspiracy that reveals that people long believed dead are still among the living, while the living are fast joining the dead.

“Down Cemetery Road” joins the recently renewed multi-BAFTA Award-nominated espionage drama “Slow Horses” on Apple TV+. “Slow Horses,” on which Banks also wrote, is based on Herron’s celebrated “Slough House” book series and stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman.


Jon Creamer

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