CRIMINAL Prime Video Series Casts SECRET INVASION Star Emilia Clarke As Mallory

CRIMINAL Prime Video Series Casts SECRET INVASION Star Emilia Clarke As Mallory

Prime Video's adaptation of Ed Brubaker's Criminal has rounded out its cast with another big name, as Emilia Clarke takes on the lead role of Mallory...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 10, 2024 05:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Secret Invasion

Prime Video's upcoming adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s acclaimed comic series, Criminal, has added another big name to its already very impressive cast, with Emilia Clarke (Secret Invasion, Game of Thrones) set to play the lead role of Mallory.

Per Variety's description, this take on the character is said to be as "a slick and daring armed robber, as quick with a gun as she is with her wits. Part of a heist crew with Ricky Lawless (Gus Halper), who she’s in a passionate Bonnie-and-Clyde-like affair with. Mallory is a woman on the edge, living on the wrong side of the law and hiding secrets that will bring her and her entire crew into the danger zone."

The cast of the show, which is being developed as an "interlocking universe of crime stories,” also includes Charlie Hunnam, Richard Jenkins, John Hawkes, Adria Arjona, Logan Browning, Kadeem Hardison, Pat Healy, Taylor Sele, Aliyah Camacho, Michael Mando, Marvin Jones III, Michael Xavier and Dominic Burgess.

Clarke will be best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's Game of Thrones, but she has also appeared in the Star Wars and MCU franchises as Qi'ra and G’iah, respectively.

The Skrull freedom fighter gained incredible powers in the Secret Invasion finale, and despite the show's frosty reception, will likely return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the line.

Brubaker is on board as co-showrunner and executive producer of Criminal along with Jordan Harper. Phillips also executive produces, as does Sarah Carbiener, and Phillip Barnett. Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will helm the first four episodes.

"Criminal is a beloved graphic novel created by the most iconic team in the history of comics. I know our global Prime Video customers will immediately embrace this story, and I look forward to working with Ed, Jordan, and the team to bring it to the screen," said Nick Pepper, head Amazon MGM Studios, when the show was first announced.

Brubaker added, "Sean and I have been building this world in our books for over a decade, and now to be able to bring it to life for Amazon is just incredible. And to have Amazon support the project the way they have, and show so much faith in my and Jordan’s vision for the show is even more incredible."

What do you make of this casting news? Any Criminal fans out there? Drop us a comment down below.

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HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 5:34 PM
waaaaooowww
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/10/2024, 5:42 PM
@HerrmanM - oh a white lead and you're happy aye ole Herm?
HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 5:44 PM
@McMurdo - That was a sarcastic 'WOW' because who cares about this 'news'.
AlexGSpeaks
AlexGSpeaks - 7/10/2024, 6:18 PM
@HerrmanM - so you're angry about CBM news on a CBM news site? That's like being pissed that a comic book store announced it has new comics this week.
HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 6:21 PM
@AlexGSpeaks - you take WOW as being angry.... says alot, or really, not much at all about you.
AlexGSpeaks
AlexGSpeaks - 7/10/2024, 8:54 PM
@HerrmanM - I take the response you gave about "who cares about this news" as angry. And what does commenting on news that you don't care about just to get attention say about you? I'm thinking not much at all.
Thebronxknight
Thebronxknight - 7/10/2024, 9:24 PM
@AlexGSpeaks - Youre the one coming off as angry. He said he was being sarcastic yet you come off like youre looking for a fight.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 7/10/2024, 5:36 PM
Don't bundle her with that travesty of Secret Invasion. That's the Mother of Dragons.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/10/2024, 5:53 PM
@SonOfAGif - Right? Put some respect on the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea’s name 😤
Taonrey
Taonrey - 7/10/2024, 7:59 PM
@SonOfAGif - I mean…. GOT had some travesties as well, particularly those last two seasons
mountainman
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 9:15 PM
@SonOfAGif - Also murderous psychopath, but it runs in her family 🤷‍♂️
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 7/11/2024, 2:32 AM
@SonOfAGif - I do agree with @Toanrey that GoT's later seasons are travestational as well.

That said, this is a comic book/pop culture webside, so there weren't much other choices besides that and Solo & Terminator Genisys.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 7/10/2024, 5:36 PM
"but she has also appeared in the Star Wars and MCU franchises"
You really don't need to embarrass her like that.
Origame
Origame - 7/10/2024, 5:41 PM
Honestly I think it's best this and she hulk the mcu just ignores it. The marvels basically already ignored secret invasion, considering Gia should be entangled by the bangle and fury isn't worried about the world in chaos shooting people in the street for seeming pretty skrully.

In both cases, Gia's ridiculous power and the state of the world, it's just too messy in a series people didn't care for.
AlexGSpeaks
AlexGSpeaks - 7/10/2024, 6:16 PM
@Origame - The Marvels was actually supposed to go before Secret Invasion. Sam Jackson shot that first. Delays caused to go after.
Origame
Origame - 7/10/2024, 6:38 PM
@AlexGSpeaks - ...so? They also did massive reshoots. They very easily could've factored it in there. It happened with MoM as well but they were able to include a line about spiderman in there.
AlexGSpeaks
AlexGSpeaks - 7/10/2024, 8:57 PM
@Origame - so you want them to add a whole new character into the reshoots that would significantly change the plot, prompting even more reshoots? And why would Gia be entangled by the bangle? She's not Kree, nor does she have light based powers like the Marvels.
Origame
Origame - 7/10/2024, 9:19 PM
@AlexGSpeaks - 1) all I'm asking is they address the events of the show. Especially considering the state of the world post that show and fury being aware of it.

2) ...did you not watch the show? In the finale, Gia got the powers of everyone who was there during the final battle in endgame. That includes captain Marvel's light based powers, which she specifically used in her fight against gravik. Ffs, the screenshot this article used on the banner is Gia using her light based captain marvel powers.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/10/2024, 5:45 PM
Oh cool , this show has been silently gathering a good and interesting cast!!

I like the character description so looking forward to seeing her in the role aswell as the show itself (especially since Brubaker is involved with it).

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FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/10/2024, 5:56 PM
frick] Secret Invasion and Star Wars!

That’s Queen Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

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mountainman
mountainman - 7/10/2024, 9:16 PM
@FireandBlood - I mean she was more of an attempted usurper who murdered an entire city of innocent people because she is from a crazy inbred family. Kind of ruined her legacy by going psycho.
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 7/10/2024, 6:00 PM
Secret Invasion is her greates achievment
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 7/10/2024, 6:01 PM
@Malatrova15 -

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grif
grif - 7/10/2024, 6:15 PM
wow. this is here legacy now. to be best known for secret invasion.

bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 7/11/2024, 2:30 AM
@grif - and Solo, and Terminator Genisys. She really picked the wrong projects to enter major franchises (sidenote: I do like Solo, but I know it's not universally appreciated).
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 7/10/2024, 7:39 PM
The comic is pretty good, hope they don't screw it up.
BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 7/11/2024, 1:16 AM
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marvel72
marvel72 - 7/11/2024, 2:09 AM
She was only good in Game Of Thrones.

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