‘Bridgerton’ Star Ruby Stokes to Direct Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Lockwood & Co.’

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Ruby Stokes, best known for playing Francesca Bridgerton in the hit Netflix drama Bridgertonset to direct Jonathan Stroud’s next streamer adaptation Lockwood & Co..

Based on Stroud’s supernatural young adult thriller series, Lockwood & Co. follows three teenage ghost hunters as they battle deadly spirits in London, England. The eight-part series was written by Joe Cornish, who directed the film Attack the block and also co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and The ant Man.

Stokes is joined by newcomers Cameron Chapman and Ali Hadji-Heshmati in a cast that also includes Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans), Luke Treadaway (Ordeal by Innocence), Morven Christie (The Bay), Jack Bandeira (silent witness), Ben Crompton (The iron Throne), Hayley Konadu (Imperfect), Rhianna Dorris (The secret life of the boys) and Paddy Holland (Invasion).

According to Deadline, Stokes will play Lucy Carlyle, an extremely psychically gifted girl who has recently arrived in London. Starring Chapman’s Anthony Lockwood and Hadji-Heshmati as George Karim, the teenage trio run one psychic detection agency among the city’s many adult-run corporate agencies.

Jeremiah plays Inspector Barnes, while Treadaway stars as The Golden Blade and Christie as Penelope Fittes. Bandeira plays Quill Kipps, while Crompton plays Julius Winkman, Konadu plays Flo Bones, Dorris plays Kat Godwin and Holland plays Bobby Vernon.

Although best known for her role in BridgertonStokes also starred in the 2021 British horror film A banquet. Her other credits include the Starz historical fantasy drama series Da Vinci’s Demonsthe bbc sitcom Do not exitand the animated war movie Where is Anne Frank?

the Lockwood & Co. The book series was first published in 2013 under the title The screaming staircase. The series consists of five books, with the final title of the series, The empty tombpublished in 2017.

Lockwood & Co.TBA, Netflix

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