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Jamie Dornan to Play Twin Brothers in Netflix Series 'The Undertow'

Jamie Dornan will lead the cast of a new crime noir series that has been ordered at Netflix titled “The Undertow,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“The Undertow” is based on the Nordisk Film Production AS television series “Twin” created by Kristoffer Metcalfe. Dornan will star in the series as twin brothers Adam and Lee. Along with Dornan, the cast also includes Mackenzie Davis (“Station Eleven,” “Blade Runner 2049”), Iain De Caestecker (“The Winter King,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and Gary Lewis (“Vigil,” “Gang of New York”).

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The official description of the series reads: “Suffocating in a loveless marriage to Adam (Dornan), Nicola’s (Davis) life takes a dramatic turn when Adam’s long-estranged identical twin brother Lee (Dornan) comes crashing back into her life, and their tangled romantic past threatens to destroy the present. A split-second decision and a terrible accident drives Nicola to protect her children, and over the course of one week, Lee and Nicola are forced together, struggling to maintain a web of secrets and lies. Though they can’t ignore their feelings for each other, they both know they’re living on borrowed time.”

The series will go into production later this year in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Sarah Dollard, Hanna Jameson, Scout Cripps, and Kam Odedra serve as writers on the series, with Dollard also executive producing. Jeremy Lovering will direct and executive produce. Dornan executive produces in addition to starring. The series is produced by Complete Fiction and wiip. Nira Park and Rachael Prior of Complete Fiction executive produce along with David Flynn and Paul Lee for wiip.

Dornan most recently starred in the thriller series “The Tourist,” with the second season of that show debuting in January. He also previously starred in the BBC series “The Fall,” for which he earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination for best leading actor. In film, he is known for his role in the “Fifty Shades” franchise as well as recent roles in features like “A Haunting in Venice,” “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” “Heart of Stone,” and “A Private War.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in Kenneth Branagh’s film “Belfast” in 2022.

He is repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.

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