Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels star Natalie Dormer is set to lead the cast of White Lies, a South African crime thriller series which is about to go into production next week in Cape Town.
Described as “an urgent exploration of race and privilege, inequality and identity”, White Lies sees Dormer as Edie Hansen, an investigate journalist who “gets caught up in the ugly underbelly that lies beneath the picturesque beauty of the city, dragging her back to a turbulent past. Following her estranged brother’s murder in his luxury home, Edie’s world plunges deeper into chaos when her brother’s teenage children become prime suspects for the crime. As Edie investigates, she finds herself grappling with the crumbling local police force, a corrupt political system, and the secretive world of extreme Cape wealth.”
“I’m thrilled to be in Cape Town and begin this beautiful, gripping show,” said Dormer. “South Africa has so much to offer an international audience in its storytelling. I’m truly excited to bring Darrel’s eight episode page-turner to life with such a group of talented directors, led by John, and a superb ensemble cast.”
The series will see Dormer starring alongside Brendon Daniels (Four Corners), Langley Kirkwood (Warrior), Morgan Santo (Raised by Wolves), Daniel Schultz (Upon the Edge), Jane de Wet (The Girl from St. Agnes), Katlego Lebogang (Wounds), Robert Hobbs (District 9) and Athenkosi Mfamela (Knuckle City).