Stars Join Keira Knightley for Black Doves


Ben Whishaw and Sarah Lancashire have joined Keira Knightley on the cast of the new Netflix spy thriller Black Doves.

The six-parter, which has begun filming, follows Helen Webb (Knightley), a quick-witted, down-to-earth, dedicated wife and mother—and professional spy. Set against the backdrop of London at Christmas, Black Doves is a story of friendship and sacrifice.

Knightley, Whishaw (This is Going to Hurt, A Very British Scandal, Paddington) and Lancashire (Happy Valley) will star alongside Andrew Buchan (Carnival Row), Andrew Koji (Warrior), Kathryn Hunter (Andor), Sam Troughton (Chernobyl, Mank), Ella Lily Hyland (Fifteen Love, Silent Roar), Adam Silver (The Diplomat, Masters of The Air, Eric), Ken Nwosu (Look the Other Way and Run) and Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin).

Black Doves is created and written by Joe Barton (Giri/Haji, The Lazarus Project) and produced by Barton’s Noisy Bear and SISTER.

Barton said, “I started writing the scripts for this show over last year’s Christmas holidays, fueled 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.”