Black Doves, Netflix’s new thriller starring Kiera Knightley, is coming to the streaming service sometime in 2024. We’ve finally got our first look at the upcoming series, and we’re also keeping track of everything else you need to know, such as the cast, plot, and Netflix release date.
Netflix’s Black Doves is created and written by Joe Barton. His credits include Giri/Haji, The Lazarus Project, and the upcoming Netflix Original movie Our Man From Jersey, starring Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry. Barton was also the executive producer on The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself, which was canceled after a single season.
Noisy Bear and SISTER production companies will produce the series.
It came alongside the announcement of two other Netflix UK productions in the form of Department Q from Left Bank Pictures and a sequel to Bank of Dave. It’s part of a continued commitment to the United Kingdom with Netflix now investing almost $1.5bn a year across its movie and TV slate here.
Here’s everything we know about Netflix’s Black Doves:
What’s the plot of Black Doves?
The plot of Netflix’s Black Doves is being largely kept under wraps. All we have for the moment is a very brief logline:
“The series follows Helen embarking on a passionate affair that endangers her carefully constructed web of subterfuge.”
Who is cast in Black Doves?
Oscar-nominee and Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley has been confirmed to lead Black Doves for Netflix. To date, this is Knightley’s first Netflix Original project.
She will play the main character, Helen, described as a woman with a secret identity who embarks on a passionate affair. When her lover falls victim to London’s shadowy underworld, Helen’s employers send an old friend, Sam, to protect her. The two of them soon embark on a high-octane adventure against diplomatic tension and Christmas.
Ben Wishaw plays the role of Sam. He is most well known for starring in films such as James Bond in the iconic role of Q and as the voice of the beloved bear Paddington.
The remaining cast members, in order of IMDb’s STARmeter, are;
- Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley)
- Adam Silver (Masters of the Air)
- Ella Lily Hyland (Wrapped) as Williams
- Sam Parks (Last Night in Soho) as James
- Philipp Christopher (Origin) as Daniel
- Dywayne Thomas (Best Geezer)
- Andy M Milligan (Napoleon)
- Darryl Lane (Bob Marley: One Love)
- Lee Byford (Accident Man)
- Nathan J Lloyd (Tinsel)
- Siobhan Spooner (J for Jihad)
- Guy Robbins (Fast X)
- Andy Cheung (No Time to Die)
- ZuZuu Ellis (The Film Festival)
How many episodes will be in Black Doves?
It has been confirmed that there will be a total of six episodes.
What’s the production status of Black Doves?
Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 01/02/2024)
Filming for Black Doves began in October 2023 and will continue until early Q2 of 2024.
What’s the Netflix release date for Black Doves?
Netflix has confirmed that Black Doves will be part of the 2024 content lineup. With ongoing filming, Black Doves will likely land on Netflix in either November or December 2024.
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