Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson to star in new thriller series Down Cemetery Road

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17 Apr 2024, 09:46

Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson to star in new thriller series Down Cemetery Road

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Cruella actor Dame Emma Thompson and Luther's Ruth Wilson have joined forces and are set to star in a new spine-tingling thriller, Down Cemetery Road.

The Apple TV+ series is based on the book from award-winning Slough House author Mick Herron and will act as a 'companion piece' to the MI5 drama Slow Horses, starring Gary Oldman and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, whose seasons 4 and 5 have been confirmed.

The chilling synopsis reads: "The show centres on Sarah Tucker (Wilson), who becomes obsessed with finding a neighbour girl who disappeared in the aftermath of a house explosion in a quiet Oxford suburb.

"After enlisting the help of private investigator Zoë Boehm (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."

Ruth Wilson

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Apple TV+’s Creative Director Jay Hunt said: “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.

“Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson will make it an unmissable companion piece for Slow Horses on our service.”

The Trunchbull actress is due to reprise her role as Dr Rawlings in the next Bridget Jones film, Mad About The Boy.

Emma Thompson

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While The Affair star Wilson is set to star in Amazon series A Very Royal Scandal based on the infamous Newsnight interview between the Duke of York and journalist Emily Maitlis.

Actress, comedian and Slow Horses writer Morwenna Banks - otherwise known as the voice of Mummy Pig, Madame Gazelle and Dr Hamster in Peppa Pig - serves as lead writer on the project.

Down Cemetery Road will stream on Apple TV+. You can catch Slow Horses seasons 1-3 on Apple TV+.