Apple TV+ has just announced that it has ordered castaway spring to the series. The new show is coming ofTop Gun: Maverick writer Peter Craig with the Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Ridley Scott. The series will feature Emmy and Tony Award nominees Brian Tyree Henry. No premiere date has yet been set for the series, which was just announced today.
castaway spring will tell the story of two best friends from Philadelphia who pose as DEA agents in order to rob a country house. But when they attempt the scheme, the small-scale scam will quickly become a matter of life and death. The two friends will soon unravel and reveal one of the largest narcotics corridors on the East Coast. The series is based on a book titled drug thief by Denis Tafoya.
The series is the first television adventure for Peter Craig, who serves as writer and executive producer on the series for all eight episodes. Craig will also direct an episode of the series. Ridley Scott is executive producer for Scott Free Productions with David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehanand Clayton Krueger. Henry is also an executive producer on the series and Tafoya will serve as a consulting producer.
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The series marks an extension of Apple’s partnership with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. The production company has a first-look deal for TV projects made on Apple TV+. The project is also the second project for Henry and Apple. The news follows a recent announcement of the next Apple Original Film Pavement, which is set to hit theaters and the Apple TV+ app later this year. Henry also stars in the fourth and final season of Donald Glover’s series. Atlanta. Henry also plays in High-speed train alongside Brad Pitt. High-speed train is currently in theaters.
Peter Craig is a novelist, screenwriter and the son of an acting legend Sally Field. He worked on The hunger Games saga, 2010s The cityas well as the hit movie of 2022 The Batmanwhich featured Robert Pattinson as billionaire playboy vigilante Bruce Wayne.
With the project only recently being announced, further details and more casting announcements are yet to come. It may be a while before we see this project completed. Until then, though, you can grab Dennis Tafoya’s one drug thief and check out the trailer for High-speed train below: