Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, early critics described the story as a cocktail of 1920s glamour à la The Great Gatsby and a psycho-sexual suspense thriller (with plenty of Hitchcockian twists). Seven years later, TV network Hulu is finally adapting the book for the small screen, with Keira Knightley both developing and starring in the series.
Intrigued? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the upcoming series, from plot to premiere and everything in between.
What Is The Plot Of The Other Typist?
Inspired by Suzanne Rindell's debut novel The Other Typist, the story commences in Manhattan in 1924 at the height of the Prohbition Era, where the prim, unworldly Rose Baker works as a police department typist on the city's Lower East Side.
Recording the confessions of the city's biggest criminal is her job, and she does it all while keeping to herself in the male-dominated NYPD. Then, an alluring fellow stenographer by the name of Odalie (Knightley) joins the typing pool, and Rose finds herself falling under her coquettish spell.
Who Is In The Cast Of The Other Typist?
While the role of Rose Baker has yet to be cast, Keira Knightley is set to both star as the mysterious flapper Odalie, and play executive producer for The Other Typist.
She originally began developing the series in 2013, and is no stranger to period dramas, having starred in films like Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Duchess, among others.
"The characters that are the best for me, have been in period films," Knightley said on BUILD Series in 2019, while promoting her post-war film The Aftermath.
"I don't know why that is. I mean, I think partly it's because I've wanted to base my career in Europe, and actually that's what we mostly export. So if you want a career where it's kind of with more of a global audience, generally speaking in Europe, it's going to be in period drama.
"On the other side of that, I do love history. I have always loved history."
Ilene Chaiken, most famous for creating The L Word, will write and executive produce the series alongside Knightley.
What Is The Release date For The Other Typist?
At this stage, no release date has been announced for The Other Typist. Stay tuned for updates.