Black Doves

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Black Doves
Created byJoe Barton
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Joe Barton
  • Jane Featherstone
  • Chris Fry
Production locationUnited Kingdom
CinematographyMark Patten
EditorSimon Brasse
Production companies
  • Noisy Bear
  • Sister
Original release

Black Doves is an upcoming British spy thriller television series created by Joe Barton. The series is developed by Sister and Noisy Bear for Netflix.


Helen begins a passionate affair that may endanger her secret identity when her lover becomes victim to London’s underworld and her employers send an old friend to protect her.[1][2]



The project was announced by Netflix in April 2023.[3] Barton also produces through Noisy Bear, alongside production company Sister.

Filming began in London in October 2023.[4] That month, Sarah Lancashire and Ben Whishaw were added to the cast, along with Andrew Buchan, Omari Douglas, Andrew Koji, Kathryn Hunter, Sam Troughton, Ella Lily Hyland, Adam Silver, Ken Nwosu and Gabrielle Creevy.[5] In March 2024, Adeel Akhtar, Tracey Ullman, Finn Bennett and Luther Ford were added to the cast.[6]


The series is expected to be broadcast on the streaming service, Netflix, in 2024.[7]


  1. ^ Ritman, Alex (26 April 2023). "Netflix Touts $6B Spend in U.K. Since 2020, Unveils 3 New Commissions Including Keira Knightley Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  2. ^ Yossman, K.J. (26 April 2023). "Keira Knightley to Star in Netflix Series 'Black Doves' as Streamer Unveils New U.K. Productions". Variety. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  3. ^ Tabbara, Mona (26 April 2023). "Netflix reveals £4.8bn investment in UK economy, teases upcoming slate". Screen Daily. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  4. ^ Daniels, Nia (17 October 2023). "Keira Knightley drama Black Doves filming in UK". kftv. Retrieved 18 October 2023.
  5. ^ Hibbs, James (25 October 2023). "Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire joins Keira Knightley in Black Doves". Radio Times. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  6. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (22 March 2024). "Keira Knightley, Ben Whishaw Joined by Adeel Akhtar, Tracey Ullman on Netflix Spy Series Black Doves". Variety. Retrieved 22 March 2024.
  7. ^ Heritage, Stuart; Abbott, Kate (28 December 2023). "'Guaranteed to be a banger': the 50 must-see TV shows for 2024". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2023.

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