Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie signs up for new Netflix thriller

Doctor who star Pearl Mackie has found her next major role as part of a Netflix drama.

The Hollywood reporter revealed that Mackie will be joining the political thriller The diplomat next to Inmate Zerois Jess Chanliau. Neither actor’s role has been detailed, except that their characters are named Alysse and Ronnie respectively.

Pearl Mackie attends bafta 195 piccadilly a celebratory event at bafta on May 18, 2022 in London, England

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They join existing cast members Keri Russell (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Rufus Sewell (Old), Rory Kinnear (Men), Celia Imrie (Mamma Mia! Here we go again), Ali Ahn (Raising Dione), Nana Mensah (The chair), David Gyasi (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med), Miguel Sandoval (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Penny Downie (The crown) and Michael McKean (Grace and Frankie).

The series, from Homeland, The west wing And Grey’s Anatomy producer Debora Cahn follows Russell’s character Kate Wyler, a diplomat who finds her new job ruining her personal, professional and political life.

Mackie shared the news of her casting Even Instagram, writing: “Going into the weekend like … I’ve been filled with excitement to share this. It will be [pinched finger emoji]. “

pearl mackie as ds jen rafferty in long call


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Last year, Mackie starred in The long call, ITV’s first prime-time crime drama to feature a gay male lead. Talking with Digital spy about the possibility of a second series, she said: “I had a lot of fun making it. I think there is definitely more room for exploration inside that police station. I’m sure there are a lot more crimes to be solved over there. So yes, I wouldn’t say no. ”

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More recently, Mackie, who is bisexual, announced that she got engaged to his girlfriend, stating, “I already said it and I will say it again, I CAN’T LOOK FORWARD YOU ARE MY WIFE!”

The diplomat is currently in production for Netflix, with no release window announced at this time.

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