Margaret Qualley Set to Play Amanda Knox in Upcoming Hulu Drama

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Hulu has officially greenlit a limited series on Amanda Knox with star Margaret Qualley set to play the lead role.

The series does not have a title as it is still in the works. The new installment to the streaming giant will be produced from 20th Television and The Littlefield Company (Fargo, Handmaid’s Tale) and has been on a fast development track.

K.J. Steinberg (This Is Us, Gossip Girl) created the series and will serve as showrunner; Knox and Monica Lewinsky are also among the executive producers.

Hulu describes the eight-episode series as “based on the true story of how Knox was wrongfully convicted for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher and her 16-year odyssey to set herself free.”

Knox became a sensation after the intense media scrutiny for years as she and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were arrested after Knox’s rommate was found murdered in their Italy apartment.

The two were convicted in 2009 but had the ruling overturned in 2011. the two were found guilty in a retrial before being exonerated in 2015 by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation, the highest court in the country.

Knox’s life and the murder case have previously been the subject of or inspiration for a (factually challenged) 2011 Lifetime movie, a 2014 English film titled The Face of an Angel and a 2016 feature documentary. Knox also accused Matt Damon and writer-director Tom McCarthy of “ripping off” her story in the 2021 movie Stillwater.


Qualley stars in the recent release Drive-Away Dolls and has been a tw0-time Emmy nominee for Maid and Fosse/Verdon. Other notable work includes Poor Things, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and HBO’s The Leftovers. 

Steinberg will executive produce the Hulu series with Qualley; Warren Littlefield, Lisa Harrison, Ann Johnson and Graham Littlefield of The Littlefield Company; Lewinsky; and Knox and Chris Robinson via their Knox Robinson Productions.

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