Noel Fielding is about to star as Dick Turpin in a brand new untitled comedy collection for Apple TV+. The unnamed comedy-adventure collection will discover the real-life story of the English highwayman and robber identified for his showmanship and allure.
Born in 1705, Turpin grew to become a part of a gang of thieves within the early 1730s, turning into identified for robbing unaware vacationers who crossed abandoned roads. The thief remained lively till 1739, when he was discovered responsible of horse theft and hanged for his crimes. After his loss of life, Turpin grew to become an city legend, with folks recreating exaggerated tales about his feats and the supposed honorable approach the felony handled his victims.
Mixing real-life occasions and fantasy, Turpin’s story was tailored a number of instances for theater, movie, and tv — together with getting the Horrible Histories remedy — with every new tackle the thief growing his fame and giving him distinctive antiheroic traits. Among the many most well-known tales about Turpin is the story of when he shot a member of his gang by mistake, and the time he rode 2 hundred miles in a single day from London to York. So, let’s imagine Turpin’s story is a patchwork of journey and comedy, with new items added each time somebody makes use of his title. With such various materials obtainable, Dick Turpin’s story is greater than match for a brand new collection adaptation.
The upcoming collection starring Fielding will lean closely on the absurdity of Turpin’s story, whereas following the thief’s adventures as he tries to evade the lengthy arm of the regulation. Within the first pictures for the collection, Fielding sports activities a basic historic outfit, full with a hat and a thief masks. The images additionally spotlight the highwayman’s stunning hair, which is claimed to be his pleasure within the upcoming adaptation.
Fielding is an English actor and comic identified for his darkish humor and his work with The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe. Extra not too long ago, Fielding grew to become the face of the hit actuality collection The Nice British Bake Off, the place he has acted as co-host since 2017. Fielding was additionally a part of a number of English comedy collection, corresponding to The IT Crowd.
The upcoming collection was created by Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, and Ian Jarvis, who additionally function writers. Apart from starring in the principle position, Fielding additionally serves as a script marketing consultant, along with Jeremy Dyson. Ben Palmer is about to direct. The collection is govt produced by Fielding, Palmer, Kenton Allen, Victoria Grew, and Matthew Justice.
There’s nonetheless no launch window for Apple TV+’s Dick Turpin collection.
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