What you need to know
- British star Kiera Knightley was set to be part of the upcoming show "The Essex Serpent."
- But Knightley will no longer be part of the project.
- Concerns about childcare and other problems seem to have put paid to her making an appearance.
Kiera Knightley was supposed to make her Apple TV+ debut as the star of the upcoming "The Essex Serpent," but that will no longer be happening according to a new report.
According to a new Daily Mail report, Knightley has withdrawn from the project over concerns relating to childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report says that Knightley was likely set to "receive a six-figure salary for taking part" in the show, but I suspect she'll be just fine without it.
She will be missing out on quite a project, though. Deadline announced her involvement in August with plenty of talent involved throughout the project.
Who should Apple TV+ hire as Knightley's replacement? Let me know in the comments below!
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