Emilia Clarke, Luke Evans to Star in Prime Video’s Thriller Series ‘Criminal’

The “Game of Thrones” actress and the “Nine Perfect Strangers” actor join Charlie Hunnam in the adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s graphic novels

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Emilia Clarke and Luke Evans have joined the ranks in Ed Brubaker’s (“Westworld”) upcoming Prime Video series “Criminal,” TheWrap has learned.

The “Game of Thrones” actress will take on the role of Mallory, a slick, cunning, gun-toting robber in Ricky Lawless’ (Gus Halper) heist crew. In the midst of their schemes, Mallory also balances her Bonnie-and-Clyde-like affair with Ricky. Amazon describes her as “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.”

Meanwhile, the “Nine Perfect Strangers” actor has been cast as Ricky’s older brother Tracy Lawless, who left his family’s outlaw life behind in favor of the military. However, “the Lawless blood still pumps in his heart,” per the character description.

Clarke and Evans join previously announced castmates Charlie Hunnam, Richard Jenkins, John Hawkes, Adria Arjona, Logan Browning, Kadeem Hardison, Pat Healy, Taylor Sele, Aliyah Camacho, Michael Mando, Marvin Jones III, Michael Xavier and Dominic Burgess. In addition to playing Daenerys Targaryen in the beloved HBO series, she also starred in “Me Before You,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Secret Invasion,” “Last Christmas” and more.

There are no confirmed details on when the show will premiere.

“Criminal” is based on the award-winning graphic novel series created by Brubaker (“Batman: Caped Crusader”) and Sean Phillips.

Brubaker will co-showrun with acclaimed crime fiction author Jordan Harper. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden are slated to direct the first four episodes of “Criminal,” and it will be executive produced by Brubaker, Harper, Phillips, Sarah Carbiner and Philipp Barnett. Legendary Television will also serve as an executive producer, with the series being produced by Amazon MGM Studios.

Variety was first to report the casting.


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