Down Cemetery Road | Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson to headline Apple TV thriller

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Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson will headline Down Cemetery Road, an adaptation of the book by Slow Horses author Mick Herron.

Jackson Lamb may well be Gary Oldman’s greatest performance, and that is no mean feat given his prolific filmography. Slow Horses, an adaptation of the book series by Mick Herron, follows the misadventures of the staff who work at Slough House, the place where incompetent spies are sent to do menial admin work, before their become embroiled in various espionage escapades.

Lamb rules over them with an iron fist and a rapier wit, his disdain for his staff matched only by his propensity to break wind at inopportune moments, all masking the fact that he is by far the smartest person in any room. The drama has been a huge hit for Apple TV+, the fourth series was released late last year and the fifth series is expected to stream on Apple TV+ later this year.

Now, Down Cemetery Road, another of Herron’s books is being adapted for Apple TV+. The synopsis reads as follows:

Sarah Tucker (Ruth Wilson), who becomes obsessed with finding a neighbor girl who’s disappeared in the aftermath of a house’s explosion in a quiet Oxford suburb. After enlisting the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm (Emma Thompson) in her quest, the pair 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.

Morwenna Banks, who previously wrote the screenplays for Catherine Hardwicke’s 2015 film Miss You Already, and is part of the writing team on Slow Horses, will act as showrunner and lead writer. She will also executive produce alongside Thompson and Herron. Natalie Bailey will be lead director.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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