Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Netflix Picks Up Dramas 'Black Doves' Starring Keira Knightley and 'Department Q' Created by Chandni Lakhani

Netflix has today given series orders to two original drama series - Black Doves starring Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, The Imitation Game) and Department Q created by Chandni Lakhani (Dublin Murders, Vigil).

In Black Doves, Helen (Knightley) embarks on a passionate affair with a man who has no idea what her secret identity is. Caught in the crosshairs when her lover falls victim to the dangerous and shadowy London underworld, Helen's employers call in Sam to protect her.

Joe Barton (Giri/Haji) created the drama. He will executive produce with Knightley, Jane Featherstone and Chris Fry. Sister and Noisy Bear will produce.

Based on the novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Department Q will center on Carl, a former top-rated detective who is wracked with guilt following an attack that left his partner paralyzed and another policeman dead. On his return to work, Carl is assigned to a cold case that will consume his life.

Lakhani will executive produce with Scott Frank, Rob Bullock and Andy Harries. Left Bank Pictures will produce.