Slow Horses author brings new thriller to Apple TV+


Down Cemetary Road on Apple TV+
Emma Thompson, left, and Ruth Wilson will star in Down Cemetery Road.
Photo: Apple TV+

Fans of darkly comedic spy thriller series Slow Horses rejoice! Another of Mick Herron’s acerbic novels, Down Cemetery Road, is coming to Apple TV+. The show will star Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson, the streaming service said Tuesday.

“‘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.”

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Mick Herron’s novel Down Cemetery Road coming to Apple TV+ as thriller series

There’s no telling yet when the new series will debut on Apple TV+, as it has yet to be made. But we do know a few things about it, beyond that we expect greatness because we love Slow Horses, which is already planning fourth and fifth seasons, as well as Herron’s Slough House book series the show is based on.

As Apple TV said:

… starring and executive produced by Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande; Sense and Sensibility) who plays struggling Oxford private eye Zoë Boehm. [She appears alongside] Golden Globe and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, His Dark Materials). [Wilson plays] 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.

And the streamer further described the plot:

When a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a girl disappears in the aftermath, neighbor Sarah Tucker becomes obsessed with finding her and enlists the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm. 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.

Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Tom Nash of 60Forty Films executive produce, along with Banks, Thompson and Herron. Natalie Bailey (Audrey, Bay of Fires, Run) is lead director for the series.

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Down Cemetery Road joins the multi-BAFTA Award-nominated espionage drama Slow Horses — starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman — on Apple TV+. Banks wrote for the series.

The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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