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Apple Orders Adaptation Of Mick Herron’s ‘Down Cemetery Road’ Starring Emma Thompson & Ruth Wilson

by Dave Elliott

Following huge success in adapting Mick Herron’s ‘Slow Horses’ novels, Apple TV+ has now set its sights on adapting his Zoë Boehm novel series, beginning with Down Cemetery Road, casting Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson as leads.

When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a girl disappears in the aftermath, neighbour Sarah Tucker (Wilson) becomes obsessed with finding her and enlists the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm (Thompson). 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’ 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.”

Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Emma Thompson (“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” “Sense and Sensibility”) exec produces and stars as struggling Oxford private eye Zoë Boehm, alongside Golden Globe and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (“Luther,” “The Affair,” “His Dark Materials”) as Sarah Tucker, who becomes obsessed with the whereabouts of a child she believes to have gone missing.

Morwenna Banks (“Funny Woman,” “Miss You Already,” “Slow Horses”) serves as lead writer and executive producer. ‘Down Cemetery Road’ joins the multi-BAFTA Award-nominated espionage drama ‘Slow Horses’ on Apple TV+, which was recently renewed for Season 4. ‘Slow Horses’ on which Banks also wrote, is based on Herron’s celebrated “Slough House” book series and stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman. The “Zoë Boehm” novel series consists of four novels, whilst the “Slough House” series has eight novels and four novellas to work with.

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‘ does not yet have a premiere date, but will likely not land on Apple TV+ until at least 2025. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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