Everything we know so far about Netflix’s Black Doves

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Netflix has announced an exciting UK thriller series, starring Keira Knightley, called Black Doves.

According to reports, this is Knightley's first Netflix Original project and it's set to be full of drama. Just last month her latest thriller Boston Strangler was released, where she plays Loretta McLaughlin – the reporter who broke the story of the serial killer. We're excited to see what she does with another action-packed role.

Black Doves will be directed by Joe Barton, who wrote the screenplay for upcoming Netflix film Our Man From Jersey starring Halle Berry, JK Simmons and Mark Wahlberg.

Here's everything we know so far about Netflix's Black Doves.

What is Black Doves about?

The show's synopsis says that Black Doves “follows Helen [played by Keira Knightley] embarking on a passionate affair that endangers her carefully constructed web of subterfuge.”

To spice things up, Helen has a secret identity and has to try and save her lover from London's "shadowy underworld". Her employers send an old friend, Sam, to help her out with her mission. Do we predict a love triangle? The thriller is set against a background of "diplomatic tension" at Christmas.

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According to the series' logline on IMDB: “Black Doves is the story of two old friends coming back together, finding trust in one another in a world where trust can get you killed and, ultimately, changing the course of each other’s lives forever.”

Who will star in Black Doves?

Other than Keira Knightley, no other cast members have been announced yet. The role of Sam and Helen's lover have yet to be confirmed. We'll keep this article updated.

When will Black Doves be released?

The series is in really early development, and there's no word yet regarding the filming start.

So it's been estimated that we'll see Black Doves on Netflix in 2024 or 2025 – seeing as the series is set around Christmas, we're betting on an end-of-year festive release date.

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