Emilia Clarke Joins Star-Studded Cast of Amazon’s “Criminal” Series

The “Game of Thrones” star takes on a daring new role in the adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ graphic novels

Emilia Clarke has been cast as a lead in Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series adaptation of the “Criminal” graphic novels. She joins an impressive ensemble, including Charlie Hunnam, Richard Jenkins, John Hawkes, Adria Arjona, Logan Browning, Kadeem Hardison, Pat Healy, Taylor Sele, Gus Halper, Aliyah Camacho, Michael Mando, Marvin Jones III, Michael Xavier, and Dominic Burgess.

The “Criminal” series, created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, is described as “an interlocking universe of crime stories.” Clarke will portray Mallory, a slick and daring armed robber known for her quick wit and sharpshooting skills. Mallory is part of a heist crew led by Ricky Lawless (Halper), with whom she shares a passionate, Bonnie-and-Clyde-like relationship. Her character is a complex figure, living on the edge of the law and harboring secrets that put her and her crew in jeopardy.

Clarke is widely recognized for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a performance that earned her four Emmy nominations over its eight-season run. Her recent TV work includes the Marvel-Disney+ series “Secret Invasion.” Clarke’s filmography features “Me Before You,” “Last Christmas,” “The Pod Generation,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Terminator Genisys.” In 2022, she made her West End debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

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