Olivia Colman in Talks to Join ‘Secret Invasion’ Series at Disney Plus

Joe Otterson
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Olivia Colman is in negotiations to join the “Secret Invasion” series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources.

Should Colman join the series, she would join previously announced cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

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Reps for Colman and Disney Plus did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in the series, while Mendelsohn will play the Skrull Talos as he did in “Captain Marvel.” “Secret Invasion” centers on Fury and Talos — who first met during the events of “Captain Marvel” — and a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Colman’s role is being kept under wraps, while Ben-Adir will play a main villain.

Variety exclusively reported “Secret Invasion” was in development back in September, with Disney confirming the news during their investor day presentation in December. Kyle Bradstreet is attached to write and executive produce. Like all the other Marvel shows at Disney Plus, Marvel Studios will produce.

Colman has been on a serious hot streak of late, with the veteran actress picking up an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the 2018 film “The Favourite” and earning nomination at both awards show this year for “The Father.” She also won the Golden Globe in 2020 for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” and another in 2016 for “The Night Manager.” She previously picked up Emmy nominations for “Fleabag” and “The Night Manager” as well.

She is repped by ICM in the U.S. and United Agents in the U.K.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke news of the negotiations.

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