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Claire Danes Takes Over Keira Knightley's Role in AppleTV+'s 'Essex Serpent' Series

Claire Danes Takes Over Keira Knightley's Role in AppleTV+'s 'Essex Serpent' Series

Claire Danes has taken over a role slated for Keira Knightley in an upcoming Apple+ TV series.

Deadline reports that the Homeland star will replace Keira in The Essex Serpent adaptation series.

The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

The book, written by Sarah Perry, was named Book of the Year by the British Book Awards in 2016.

It’s reported that Keira pulled out of the project over concerns about childcare for her two young children.

Just last year, Claire ended an eight season run on Homeland as Carrie Mathison, and reflected on playing the badass character in a recent interview.

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