Sinking Spring
GenreCrime drama
Created byPeter Craig
Based onDope Thief
by Dennis Tafoya
Written byPeter Craig
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
CinematographyErik Messerschmidt
EditorBilly Rich[1]
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Sinking Spring is an upcoming American crime drama television series created by Peter Craig, based on the 2009 novel Dope Thief by Dennis Tafoya. It is set to premiere on Apple TV+.

Premise

Two Philadelphia friends who pose as DEA agents to rob a house face the consequences of their actions when it turns out they robbed a large narcotics operation.

Cast

Production

It was announced in August 2022 that Apple TV+ was nearing a series order, with Brian Tyree Henry starring. Ridley Scott will direct an episode in addition to executive producing.[2] The cast, including Michael Mando, Marin Ireland and Kate Mulgrew, were announced the following months.[3][4][5] In January 2023, Amir Arison was cast,[6] with Ving Rhames, Dustin Nguyen and Nesta Cooper among additional castings the following month.[7] Kiều Chinh was cast in March.[8]

Filming began in February 2023 in Philadelphia.[9] Following an on-set altercation with another actor, Mando was fired, with Wagner Moura cast to replace him.[10] On May 9, filming was halted due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.[11] As of January 2024 production and filming has resumed. As of March 28th 2024 filming has since wrapped moving onto post production.

References

  1. ^ "Billy Rich" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on May 2, 2023. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  2. ^ White, Peter (August 11, 2022). "Brian Tyree Henry To Star In Philadelphia Crime Series Sinking Spring For Apple From Top Gun: Maverick Writer Peter Craig & Ridley Scott". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 22, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (September 9, 2022). "Sinking Spring: Michael Mando Joins Brian Tyree Henry In Apple Series From Peter Craig & Ridley Scott". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 10, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 13, 2022). "Marin Ireland Joins Apple's Sinking Spring TV Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 10, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 10, 2022). "Kate Mulgrew Joins Apple Series Sinking Spring (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on November 10, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  6. ^ Cordero, Rosy (January 19, 2023). "The Blacklist Star Amir Arison Joins Ridley Scott's Apple Series Sinking Spring". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 19, 2023. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (February 13, 2023). "Sinking Spring: Ving Rhames, Dustin Nguyen, Nesta Cooper, 3 Others Round Out Cast Of Apple's Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 13, 2023. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  8. ^ Hibberd, James (March 29, 2023). "Joy Luck Club Star Kieu Chinh Joins Apple Crime Drama Sinking Spring". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 30, 2023.
  9. ^ "Sinking Spring". Production List. January 2, 2023. Archived from the original on February 13, 2023. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 25, 2023). "Michael Mando Fired From Apple Series Following Clash With Co-Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 25, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  11. ^ Rudnesky, Franki (May 10, 2023). "Production on Apple TV+ series filming in Philly area halted amid writers strike". PhillyVoice. Retrieved May 31, 2023.