Keira Knightley, star of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is set to produce and star in a new limited series The Other Typist for Hulu, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • The Other Typist is a drama series based on Suzanne Rindell's novel of the same name.
  • The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken will write the new limited series and serve as showrunner.
  • The series comes from Disney's Searchlight Television and 20th Century Fox TV.
  • Previously, Knightley had been working on adapting the novel into a feature film for the former Fox Searchlight.
  • The Other Typist was published in 2013 and centers on Rose, a prim, unworldly typist for the New York Police Department in the Prohibition era.
  • Rose is drawn into the shady world of her glamorous new co-worker, Odalie, who will be played by Knightley, but when the ultimate crime is committed, it's uncertain which of the two women is more treacherous.
  • Chaiken has an existing relationship with Hulu, having been an executive producer for the streamer’s hit series The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • She will also join Knightley as an executive producer, along with Rindell and Oly Obst of 3 Arts Entertainment.
  • Knightley’s television experience includes appearances in Syfy's miniseries Neverland in 2011 and PBS' two-part Doctor Zhivago adaptation in 2002.
  • Recently, she appeared in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

ICYMI – More Hulu news:

  • The stories of the period drama Harlots and the thriller Reprisal will no longer be told as Hulu has cancelled both series.
  • Hulu has adjusted the release dates of Love, Victor and Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi to not conflict with Juneteenth on June 19th.
  • In addition to those changes, the release of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, previously scheduled for June 5th on Hulu, has also been postponed to a later date.