The success that actor Elisabeth Moss has had in her career may be unparalleled compared to many of her peers. The Los Angeles native has costarred on several high-profile projects that any young actor would dream of landing, including significant roles on The West Wing and Mad Men. Her work as a dramatic actor has earned her numerous industry awards for eclectic performances on television, and she is also making her way through the film world. Now, it appears that Elisabeth Moss may be taking on yet another television series to add to her growing resume of projects, and this time the show comes from a well-known writer.
According to a report by Variety, Elisabeth Moss has agreed to star in a new limited series created by Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight. The series will be available for streaming on Hulu and is titled The Veil, which will be a thriller. According to IMDB, the miniseries will focus on the relationship that two women share as they take a road trip. During the drive, secrets may be revealed that could cost thousands of people their lives as the two women embark on a European journey from Istanbul to Paris and then London. With foreign locales and intrigue as the basis for the series, it will be interesting to see which role Moss plays.
Prior to his work on The Veil with Elisabeth Moss, British writer Steven Knight has had a sensational career all his own. Knight created the internationally renowned series Peaky Binders, starring Cillian Murphy, that concluded its sixth and final season earlier this year. Knight was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the 2002 thriller Dirty Pretty Things, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou. He went on to write the screenplay for the David Cronenberg-directed Eastern Promises before moving into the director’s chair on projects like Locke and Serenity. He is also known to television viewers as one of the original creators of the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Elisabeth Moss has been working for decades in a career that established the actor as a leading figure on television. Gaining attention from audiences as the daughter of President Jed Bartlet on The West Wing, Moss moved into the cable network space by starring as Peggy Olson in the 1960s-era period drama Mad Men. The role started as a prominent supporting part before Moss made it more of a leading role by the series finale. After Mad Men concluded in 2015, Moss moved on to the dystopian epic The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, playing June “Offred” Osborne. The role has been a significant success for the performer, as she has now earned multiple Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards in her career. According to Vulture, Moss is viewed as the “Queen of Peak TV,” as she has made her mark in a storied television career. She has also made space for a horror film career, costarring in thrillers like The Invisible Man and Jordan Peele’s Us.