Claire Danes has been cast in HBO Max’s “Full Circle” miniseries from director Steven Soderbergh (“Kimi”) and writer Ed Solomon (“Men in Black”), TheWrap has learned. She will join previously announced star Zazie Beetz.
The series’ connecting line is as follows: “An investigation into a failed kidnapping reveals long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in modern-day New York City. Details about Danes’ character (as well as Beetz’s) are being kept under wraps.
Soderbergh will direct all six episodes of the series and serve as executive producer with Solomon, who is writing the screenplay. Casey Silver is also an executive producer. The trio is reuniting after the HBO Max movie “No Sudden Move,” which starred Julia Fox, Brendan Fraser and Noah Jupe.
Danes is a three-time Emmy-winning actress: She won two Outstanding Lead Actress awards for her lead role in the Showtime drama “Homeland” and another in the miniseries category for “Temple Grandin.” She also won five Golden Globes for those projects, as well as one for her role in ABC’s ’90s teen drama “My So-Called Life.” The Danes also starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s famous ‘Romeo + Juliet’. Most recently, she starred in Apple TV+’s “The Essex Serpent” alongside Tom Hiddleston. Her other credits include ‘Little Women’ (1994), ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’.
Next, Danes will appear alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan in the FX limited series “Fleishman Is in Trouble” based on the novel of the same name. She’s also set to portray Hilary Clinton (with Dakota Fanning, who will play the politician at a different stage of life) in 20th Television’s “Rodham.”
Danes is represented by WME, Signpost Management and Ziffren Brittenham.