Apple today announced a series order for a new, untitled comedy-adventure series starring Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Bake Off).
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 mainly 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.
Produced for Apple TV+ by Big Talk Productions, part of ITV Studios, the series will be directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie, Breeders), written and created by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Ian Jarvis (The Outlaws, The Job Lot) with Noel Fielding and Jeremy Dyson (League Of Gentleman) as Script Consultant. Executive Producers are Kenton Allen, Noel Fielding, Victoria Grew, Matthew Justice and Ben Palmer.
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 Slow Horses, Mythic Quest, The Afterparty, AFI Award-winner Schmigadoon!, Peabody Award-winning Dickinson, Mythic Quest, the Emmy Award-nominated Central Park, and Trying.