Paramount Global’s Paramount+ on Wednesday unveiled the solid for upcoming U.Okay. unique sequence The Doll Factory based mostly on the novel of the identical identify by Elizabeth Macneal.
The six-episode hour-long drama, produced by Buccaneer, will star Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna) as Iris, who paints dolls and desires of changing into an artist, Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People) as Silas, a taxidermist who owns a store stuffed along with his creations, Mirren Mack (The Witcher: Blood Origin) as Rose, Iris’ twin sister who works alongside her within the doll store, and George Webster (Wedding Season) as Louis, a painter and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Also becoming a member of the ensemble solid are Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard), Sharlene Whyte (Stephen), newcomer Reece Kenwyne-Mpudzi, Freddy Carter (Shadow and Bone), Saoirse Monica Jackson (Derry Girls), Laurie Kynaston (The Sandman), Jim Caesar (The Witcher), Akshay Khanna (Chloe), Aysha Kala (The Undeclared War) and Nell Hudson (Outlander).
Set in London in 1850, The Doll Factory tells the story of Iris, Silas, “who dreams of one day finding an item so unique he will be catapulted to fame,” and Louis, “a painter searching for his next muse,” in keeping with a plot description. “When Iris meets Silas, and then Louis, she is offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life. To do so, she must abandon her sister, sacrifice her reputation and launch herself into the unknown. But as Iris’ world expands, a story of dark obsession begins to unfold.”
Buccaneer, the London-headquartered manufacturing firm behind such scripted sequence as Marcella and Crime, is producing the present. Charley Miles is adapting the sequence for display screen and also will function govt producer. Sacha Polak (Hanna, Dirty God) is directing the sequence.