“Sinking Spring” takes its story from Dennis Tafoya’s novel “Dope Thief,” and has previously been described as an eight-episode drama that “revolves around longtime Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside, only to have their small-time grift become a life-and-death enterprise, as they unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard.”
Mando was meant to play one of the Philly friends in question — Manny Cespedes, a good-hearted friend of Ray’s (Henry), who he met while doing time in the youth authority. The role now belongs to Wagner Moura, who is known for playing Pablo Escobar in “Narcos,” Dan Velasquez in “The Shining Girls,” and was most recently heard voicing the menacing wolf in “Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.”
“Sinking Spring” is being produced through Scott’s ongoing deal with Apple, and he is expected to direct multiple episodes of the series. Peter Craig will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Craig is known for his “Story By” credit on “Top Gun: Maverick” and his work on scripts including Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” the two-part “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” movies, and Ben Affleck’s much-beloved 2010 thriller “The Town.” As always, stay tuned to /Film for further updates on the series!