Hulu has greenlit a new limited series adaptation of Suzanne Rindell’s debut novel “The Other Typist” with two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley attached to portray one of the leading roles. This project will mark the British actress’s first major TV role after lending her voice to the Syfy miniseries “Neverland” in 2011.
Published in 2013, “The Other Typist” is a thriller set in New York City during the height of the Prohibition era where it follows the story of an unworldly police department typist named Rose Baker as she gets drawn into the shady world of her glamorous new co-worker, Odalie (Knightley). When the ultimate crime is committed, it’s uncertain which of the two women was the more treacherous. The novel covers the themes of identity, class, obsession, and misplaced desire.
“The Other Typist” will be written and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken (“The L Word”), who will also serve as showrunner. The series is a production by Searchlight Television and 20th Century Fox Television with Knightley, Rindell and 3 Arts’ Oly Obst set as executive producers.