Now that Downton Abbey has concluded, Michelle Dockery is moving on to her next project, and it looks like Lady Mary is ready to get her hands dirty. On Thursday, TNT announced Dockery will be starring in Good Behavior, which will premiere sometime in 2016. In this new series, Dockery will play a thief and con-artist. This new role is very different from the elegant aristocratic lady whom we are used to seeing Dockery portray.
Good Behavior is based on the Letty Dobesh Chronicles by Wayward Pines creator and author Blake Crouch. The books and series are about a thief and con-artist (Dockery) who takes on a mission just as she gets out of prison. The task: intercept a hitman who is on assignment to take out a man’s wife. My how Lady Mary has changed.
TNT has also cast Juan Diego Botto (Ismael), Terry Kinney (Oz), and Lusia Strus (Wayward Pines) to star alongside Dockery in Good Behavior.
Good Behavior isn’t the only new show TNT has recently announced. Animal Kingdom, a new drama about a crime family, has also found a home at TNT. Ellen Barkin will star in Animal Kingdom as the crime family’s reigning matriarch. The crime family is described as indulgent as they revel in the spoils of their criminal activities.
In a statement, TNT’s executive vice president of original programming, Sarah Aubrey, said, “Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom are muscular, distinct dramas that will define the new direction of TNT. We believe audiences will love watching Michelle Dockery trade in her manners for the life of a sexy, complex ex-con in Good Behavior and Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman command an unruly family of criminals and adrenaline junkies in Animal Kingdom.”
Both new shows coming to TNT definitely sound gritty, but it also sounds like that’s kind of the point. If shows with morally ambiguous characters are up your alley, then you might want to make sure you DVR these new series next year.
TNT has not yet released when Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom will premiere other than it will be sometime in 2016.