Oscar winner Olivia Colman is heading into the Marvel Universe.
Colman, who is nominated for best supporting actress this year for The Father, is in negotiations to join Secret Invasion, Marvel Studios’ next series.
The show uses the events of Marvel’s Captain Marvel movie as a jumping-off point and focuses on the ever-popular secret agent Nick Fury, played by a returning Samuel L. Jackson, and a shapeshifter from the alien race known as the Skrulls (Ben Mendelsohn, reprising his role from the feature).
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but an infiltration of Skrulls on Earth figures into the proceedings. It is unclear who Colman would play.
Marvel had no comment, but the cast also includes One Night in Miami breakout Kingsley Ben-Adir as the likely villain.
Directors are being lined up for the job and Kyle Bradstreet, who worked on the acclaimed cyber-thriller series Mr. Robot, is writing and executive producing Invasion. A fall shoot in the U.K. and Europe is being planned.
Colman won an Oscar for her work opposite Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in 2018’s The Favourite in a part that landed her numerous other plaudits. Her regal work as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown also earned her considerable raves. She will next be heard in Sony Pictures Animation’s The Mitchells vs the Machines, the Phil Lord-Chris Miller-produced feature set amid a robot apocalypse.
Colman is repped by ICM Partners and the U.K.’s United Agents.