House of the Dragon's Milly Alcock lands Netflix role opposite Hollywood star and White Lotus favourite

Milly Alcock is set to star in upcoming Netflix series Sirens
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House of the Dragon's Milly Alcock will star alongside a Hollywood icon and a White Lotus favourite in a new project.

The Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen actress is set to front the miniseries Sirens, from Maid showrunner and writer Molly Smith Metzler. Julianne Moore and The White Lotus star Meghann Fahy - who plays Daphne Sullivan in the dark comedy-drama - have also been cast as leads.

Margot Robbie, Dani Gorin and Tom Ackerley are executive producing the show for LuckyChap, in partnership with Netflix. Sirens follows Devon (Fahy), who’s concerned about her sister Simone (Alcock) and her unusual relationship with her new socialite employer, Michaela Kell (Moore).

Julianne Moore will also star in Netflix series Sirens
Julianne Moore will also star in Sirens, the new limited series from Maid showrunner Molly Smith Metzler -Credit:Laurent Koffel/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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Michaela’s glamorous lifestyle only draws Simone in further, and Devon thinks it’s time for an intervention - inadvertently making Michaela an enemy. Netflix described the show as an 'incisive, sexy, and darkly funny exploration of women, power, and class.'

It is based on Metzler’s play Elemeno Pea, which she penned while studying at The Juilliard School. A release date for Sirens is yet to be confirmed.

Metzler’s previous limited series Maid, which premiered in October 2021, garnered an almost perfect Rotten Tomatoes score. It stars Margaret Qualley as single mother Alex, who becomes a housecleaner to make ends meet.

She's in the midst of escaping an abusive relationship and overcoming homelessness to create a better life for her young daughter when she appears to hit a never-ending set of bumps in the road. Margaret's real-life mum Andie MacDowell plays Paula Langley, Alex's eccentric and unreliable on-screen mother.

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Meghann Fahy takes on the role of a concerned sister in Netflix's Sirens -Credit:Dia Dipasupil/WireImage

The oftentimes harrowing series explores poverty, addiction, domestic abuse and complicated family dynamics, yet threads of hope and dark humour run throughout its 10 episodes.

The story is based on Stephanie Land's bestselling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. Last May, Maid found itself back in Netflix's top ten, two years after release thanks to snippets of the show going viral on TikTok.