The streamer is nearing a series order for Sinking Spring starring Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry.
The series is being written by Peter Craig, who is fresh from a story by credit on Top Gun: Maverick, the Tom Cruise sequel that has grossed over 1.3B worldwide, and The Batman, which he co-wrote with Matt Reeves.
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It marks Craig’s first move into television.
Ridley Scott is directing, marking the latest television project for the Alien and Blade Runner director, who in recent years has directed episodes of HBO Max sci-fi drama series Raised By Wolves.
Craig and Scott are currently working together on Gladiator 2, the sequel to the hit 2000 film.
Based on the book Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief, Sinking Spring follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents