Apple TV+ identifies Prime Target

Apple TV+ identifies Prime Target

By Michael Pickard
February 14, 2024

First Look

FIRST LOOK: Apple TV+ has ordered Prime Target, an eight-part conspiracy thriller starring Leo Woodall (One Day) and Quintessa Swindell (Black Adam).

Prime Target introduces a brilliant young math post-graduate, Edward Brooks (Woodall), who is on the verge of a major breakthrough. If he succeeds in finding a pattern in prime numbers, he will hold the key to every computer in the world.

Soon he begins to realise an unseen enemy is trying to destroy his idea before it’s even born, which throws him into the orbit of Taylah Sanders (Swindell), a female NSA agent, who’s been tasked with watching and reporting on mathematicians’ behaviour. Together they start to piece together the troubling conspiracy Edward is at the heart of.

The cast also includes Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), David Morrissey (Sherwood), Martha Plimpton (The Regime), Sidse Babbett Knudsen (Borgen), Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Ali Suliman (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Fra Fee (Rebel Moon) and Joseph Mydell (The Eternal Daughter).

Created by Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Vienna Blood), who is also an executive producer, the new drama is produced for Apple TV+ by New Regency with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free. Brady Hood (Top Boy, Great Expectations) directed all eight episodes and is also an executive producer.

Ed Rubin is an executive producer for New Regency alongside Beth Pattinson, Emma Broughton, Yariv Milchan, Arnon Milchan and Michael Schaefer. Marina Brackenbury is executive producer for Scott Free along with David W Zucker and Ridley Scott. Series producer is Laura Hastings-Smith, who is also an executive producer.

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