‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Cast in Amazon Crime Drama

Emilia Clarke has been cast in the lead of an upcoming Prime Video drama series.

The Game of Thrones and Last Christmas actress has joined the cast of Criminal, which is based on the graphic novel series created by Ed Brubaker (Westworld) and Sean Phillips.

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Clarke will play Mallory, “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 (Gus Halper), who she’s in a passionate Bonnie-and-Clyde-like affair with. Mallory is 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.”

Previously announced cast includes 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.

Brubaker will co-showrun with Jordan Harper.

Clarke is best known for her Emmy-nominated performance on HBO’s Game of Thrones and has since been in Marvel’s Secret Invasion, Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story and Terminator: Genisys. In 2022, Clarke made her West End stage debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.

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