Everything we know about ‘Black Doves’
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Everything we know about ‘Black Doves’

If you fell in love with Keira Knightley—hook, line, and sinker—after devouring films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Bend it Like Beckham, and Pride and Prejudice, then we have good news. 

Knightley is all set to star in a brand-new spy thriller, Black Doves, which will stream exclusively on Netflix sometime later in 2024.

Even though she is known for her cinematic success, Knightley actually began her career at the age of six with commercials and television films. So, she has already dipped her toes in the world of TV, albeit this is her first foray into this world as a headliner.

The British spy thriller series Black Doves is created by Joe Barton and promises to deliver intrigue, suspense, and drama with Knightley at its helm. Read on to learn everything we know so far about Black Doves, a story of friendship and sacrifice.

What is Black Doves about?

Black Doves revolves around Helen Webb, portrayed by Keira Knightley, a dedicated wife, mother, and professional spy. 

For a decade, Helen has been discreetly passing on secrets from her politician husband to the clandestine organisation she works for, known as the Black Doves. However, her world is turned upside down when her secret lover, Jason, is assassinated, prompting her spymaster, Reed (played by Sarah Lancashire), to call in her old friend Sam (portrayed by Ben Whishaw) to ensure her safety. As per Netflix’s media note, Sam is “a suave, Champagne-drinking assassin.”

Together, Helen and Sam set on a mission to uncover the truth behind Jason’s murder, all against the backdrop of Christmas in London. So, this will be a holiday season murder mystery cum spy thriller, and we are all here for it.

Who is in the cast of Black Doves?

The cast of Black Doves features a talented ensemble of actors, including Keira Knightley, Sarah Lancashire, Ben Whishaw, Adeel Akhtar, Luther Ford, Finn Bennet and Tracey Ullman. Actors like Omari Douglas, Kathryn Hunter, Ken Nwosu, and Gabrielle Creevy are also likely to join. 

When is Black Doves being released?

Black Doves will be pleased to know that the series is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime later in 2024. Perhaps a December release, right in time for Christmas, is in store for us.

Is there a trailer for Black Doves?

While currently, there is no trailer available for Black Doves, the anticipation surrounding the series continues to build as more details emerge.