Emilia Clarke Joins Amazon Prime Video’s  Crime Drama ‘Criminal’

'Game of Thrones' Star Takes on Lead Role in the Anticipated Series

Emilia Clarke, renowned for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, is set to join the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming crime drama series, Criminal. This news marks Clarke’s latest venture into the world of television drama, promising to bring her compelling screen presence to a new and intriguing role.

Criminal stars Emilia Clarke as the leading lady Mallory, who is described as “a slick and daring armed robber, as quick with a gun as she is with her wits. Part of a heist crew with Ricky Lawless (Halper), whom she’s in a passionate Bonnie-and-Clyde-like affair with.” She plays “a woman on the edge, living on the wrong side of the law and hiding secrets that will bring her and her entire crew into the danger zone.” (Source: Variety)

The notable stars cast alongside Clarke include Charlie Hunnam, John Hawkes, Richard Jenkins, Gus Halper, and Logan Browning. The other actors are Kadeem Hardison, Adria Arjona, Pat Healy, Michael Mando, Michael Xavier, Taylor Sele, Aliyah Camacho, Marvin Jones III, and Dominic Burgess.

Criminal is adapted from the graphic novels of the same name created by Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker. As mentioned in the official description, the upcoming series, produced by Amazon MGM Studios will be “an interlocking universe of crime stories.”

The co-creator of the novel, Ed Brubaker will run the show as the co-showrunner and as an executive producer along with Jordan Harper. Whereas, Sean Phillips will be serving as an executive producer with Philipp Barnett and Sarah Carbiener. A few of the initial episodes of the crime-drama series will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

With Emilia Clarke’s star power and the gripping narrative of Criminal, Amazon Prime Video is poised to deliver another hit series that will captivate audiences worldwide. Other than HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011-2019), Clarke’s notable work in television includes Marvel’s Secret Invasion (2023), streaming on Disney+. Some of her popular films include Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Last Christmas (2019), Terminator Genisys (2015) and The Pod Generation (2023).

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