Maggie Gyllenhaal (Batman) has signed on to appear in Hugo Blick’s new 7-part drama The Honourable Woman. Gyllenhaal will play Nessa Stein – a Jewish woman whose arms-selling father was assassinated when she was a child. Stein inherits the family business but turns her attention towards resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She unexpectedly finds herself in the political spotlight when a prominent Palestinian businessman is killed after entering into a contract with her firm.
The Honourable Woman is being produced by the BBC in conjunction with the U.S. based Sundance Channel. Filming gets underway this summer and the show is set to air in the UK and U.S. during 2014.