EXCLUSIVE: Madeline Brewer, whose credits include Orange is the New Black and Hemlock Grove, has boarded an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror as the female lead. She will star opposite Malachi Kirby, who plays Kunta Kinte in the upcoming new adaptation of Roots, with Jakob Verbruggen directing. The episode is called Men Against Fire, although plotlines are being kept closely under wraps.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The series, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and aired for two seasons, has received an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA.
Netflix is assembling a top class talent pool for the new series. Deadline previously broke the news that Joe Wright (Atonement) would be directing one of the episodes with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve starring.
Brewer recently recurred on Grimm, and also just wrapped starring in Lindsey Copeland’s indie feature Hedgehog. She is repped by Inphenate along with Schreck, Rose, Dapello and Adams.