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TVLine Items: Jamie Dornan’s Twins Roles, Shetland’s XL Renewal and More

Double the Jamie Dornan, double the drama.

The actor — whose TV credits include The Tourist, The Fall and Once Upon a Time — will star as identical twins in Netflix’s crime noir series The Undertow, our sister site Variety reports.

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The ensemble also includes Mackenzie Davis (Station Eleven), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Gary Lewis (Vigil).

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Based on the Norwegian series Twin, The Undertow is officially described as follows: “Suffocating in a loveless marriage to Adam (Dornan), Nicola’s (Davis) life takes a dramatic turn when Adam’s long-estranged identical twin brother Lee (Dornan) comes crashing back into her life, and their tangled romantic past threatens to destroy the present. A split-second decision and a terrible accident drives Nicola to protect her children, and over the course of one week, Lee and Nicola are forced together, struggling to maintain a web of secrets and lies. Though they can’t ignore their feelings for each other, they both know they’re living on borrowed time.”

Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well

* The BBC crime drama Shetland has been renewed for Seasons 9 and 10, both bringing back Agatha Raisin’s Ashley Jensen as DI Ruth Calder, and both of which are confirmed to stream Stateside via BritBox.

* Zosia Mamet (The Flight Attendant), Michael Angarano (This Is Us) and Tommy Martinez (Good Trouble) will star opposite Stephanie Hsu in the upcoming Peacock comedy series Laid, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Willa Fitzgerald (The Fall of the House of Usher) and Colin Woodell (The Continental: From The World Of John Wick) will star opposite Justina Machado in Netflix’s previously announced medical procedural Pulse, from executive producer Carlton Cuse, Deadline reports.

* Jimmy Fallon confirmed during Wednesday’s Tonight Show that he will co-host the Olympics Closing Ceremony in Paris this summer with NBC’s Mike Tirico.

* Season 2 of True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here, the documentary series hosted and exec-produced by Hilarie Burton Morgan, will premiere Thursday, April 18 at 10/9c on SundanceTV, AMC+ and Sundance Now.

* The annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor special — which has previously aired on Comedy Central, PBS and CNN — will move to Netflix, Deadline reports. The pre-taped special, which this year will honor Kevin Hart, will be released on Saturday, May 11.

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