Danes has an incredible list of credentials as an actress. A four-time Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy winner, her Golden Globe wins were for My So-Called Life and Homeland, as well as for HBO film Temple Grandin. Of course, who could forget such projects as Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as The Hours, opposite Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore.
And while we would have loved seeing Knightley in The Essex Serpent, we don't have to wait too long to see the actress return to our screens, with the star set to time-travel to the ’20s in the upcoming months, to play an elegant stenographer named Odalie in the Hulu series based on Suzanne Rindell’s The Other Typist.
Against the backdrop of downtown Manhattan at the height of Prohibition, the plot follows Odalie and 'prudish' fellow typist Rose, who work together in an NYPD station on the Lower East Side. As Rose becomes more intrigued with Odalie’s fashionable way of life, she becomes deeply obsessed with her newfound companion in a way similar to 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The Essex Serpent is yet to have a confirmed release date on Apple TV+.