Legendary Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire is set to join the cast of a new thriller on the popular streaming platform Netflix. She will star alongside Hollywood royalty Kiera Knightley in thriller Black Doves set in London.
The show will be set around the festive period and follows a Knightley’s character Helen Wee, a politician’s wife and a spy, who is passing her husband’s secrets on to a secret organisation. That is until her life changes after her lover Jason is assassinated. Along with her friend Sam Young played by Ben Whisaw from Paddington the set out to learn the truth around the murder.
Sam’s character has his own problems as his past comes back to haunt him. The synopsis read that the two “set off on a mission that will lead them to uncover a vast, interconnected conspiracy”.
“One that links the murky underworld of London to a looming geopolitical crisis — and leads them to question the cost of the moral choices they’ve made.”
Along with Lancashire, who is set to play spy named Reed, the series features Andrew Buchan, who recently featured in Leeds-based drama Better, Omari Douglas from It’s A Sin, and Warrior’s Andrew Koji, Variety reports.
Speaking about the new Netflix series Black Doves writer and creator Joe Barton said: “I started writing the scripts for this show over last year’s Christmas holidays, fuelled by turkey sandwiches and discarded bottles of cream liquor.
“To be now going into production with a cast and crew full of people whose work I admire so much is unbelievably exciting and I couldn’t be more thrilled to get to see this show come to life.”
The new series which sees Sarah Lancashire on the Netflix streaming platform has no release date as of yet.