Apple TV+ has ordered a new untitled comedy series starring Noel Fielding from “The Great British Bake Off” and “The Mighty Boosh”. The upcoming series is written and created by Claire Downes, Ian Jarv, and Stuart Lane, along with Noel Fielding and Jeremy Dyson as script consultants. Ben Palmer will direct the new series, produced by Big Talk Productions and executive produced by Kenton Allen, Fielding, Victoria Grew, Matthew Justice, and Palmer.
Apple Studios has also announced another new comedy series “Loot” that will debut on Friday, June 24, 2022. The new series will star Emmy Award winner Maya Rudolph, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Ron Funches, Nat Faxon, and Joel Kim Booster.
Apple TV+ orders a comedy series on 18th century Dick Turpin, the legendary British highwayman
As per the announcement, the new untitled series is based on the adventures of an English highwayman, Richard Turpin, from the 18th century who followed his father’s trade as a butcher and later joined a gang of deer thieves. He is famous for a 200-mile overnight ride from London to York on his horse Black Bess created by the Victorian novelist William Harrison Ainsworth almost 100 years after Turpin’s death.
Fielding will star as Dick Turpin, the legendary British highwayman. In this irreverent retelling, Dick is the most famous, but least likely of highway robbers, whose success is defined mostly by his charm, showmanship and great hair. Together with his gang of loveable rogues, Dick rides the highs and lows of celebrity — and does what he can to escape the clutches of the Thief Taker General.
Apple did not share the release date of the new series. It will be part of the growing library of original content.
The new series will join an expanding slate of award-winning and critically hailed comedies on Apple TV+, including the Emmy Award-winning global hit comedy series “Ted Lasso,” as well as “Mythic Quest,” “The Afterparty,” AFI Award winner “Schmigadoon!,” Peabody Award-winning “Dickinson,” “Mythic Quest,” Emmy Award-nominated “Central Park,” and “Trying.”
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