Apple has announced a new series coming soon to Apple TV+ starring Noel Fielding ('The Mighty Boosh', 'The Great British Bake Off'). The as yet untitled series is created by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane and Ian Jarvis ('The Job Lot') with Fielding and Jeremy Dyson ('The League Of Gentlemen”) acting as script consultants. Ben Palmer ('Breeders') directs the series.
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.
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