US network FX has ordered The Veil, a new limited thriller series for Hulu from Steven Knight and starring Elisabeth Moss.
FX Productions will produce the series, with Peaky Blinders creator Knight writing and executive producing alongside PatMa Productions’ Denise Di Novi and Nina Tassler, and Moss with Lindsey McManus under their Love & Squalor Pictures banner.
The series explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost.
The Veil is Knight’s latest project for FX, furthering a partnership that began with Taboo and continued with A Christmas Carol and his upcoming Great Expectations adaptation.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Steven Knight on The Veil and thrilled to have Elisabeth Moss sign on for the lead role,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX. “Steven’s scripts are riveting and no doubt will showcase Elisabeth’s exceptional talent.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be telling this story, which is truly international and very contemporary,” added Knight. “We have gathered together some of the most talented people in the business. Working with Denise Di Novi is always a pleasure and I’ve wanted to work with Elisabeth Moss for a long time. Of course, FX and I are old friends. I think this will be a landmark television event.”