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Nikki Amuka-Bird To Co-Star In Cinemax Drama Pilot 'Quarry'

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by Emmanuel Akitobi
June 21, 2013 11:27 AM
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Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther) has been cast in the Cinemax drama pilot Quarry, an adaptation of the popular Max Allan Collins novels.

Collins is probably best known for his novel Road To Perdition.  This pilot episode will be directed by John Hillcoat.

According to Deadline, Quarry is set in the 1970s and centers on Marine sniper Quarry (Logan Marshall-Green) who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Amuka-Bird will play Ruth, the wife of Quarry’s friend, fellow former Marine Artie.

Quarry will also feature performances from Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones).

This sounds like an interesting role for her, but I'm still waiting for the day when it's announced that Amuka-Bird is cast as the lead in one of these pilots.  She's really that good, and she deserves the chance to show it.  I'm just saying.

Amuka-Bird will likely next be seen when BBC's Luther returns to TV screens later this year, as well as in the Wachowski sibling's upcoming picture, Jupiter Ascending.

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3 Comments

  • PhredG | June 24, 2013 9:33 PMReply

    She IS a fine actress. She KILLED IT in the TORCHWOOD S2 espisode:"Sleeper" as Beth. I enjoy her in LUTHER as well.

  • ALM | June 22, 2013 2:50 PMReply

    Yes, she is a good actress.

  • Ava | June 21, 2013 5:07 PMReply

    Yup, she is that good.

    I would love to see her lead one of those series or mini-series that gets imported to the U.S. as a Masterpiece, Masterpiece Mystery or Masterpiece Contemporary show.

    I'm waiting for that type of show.

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