‘Game of Thrones’’ Gwendoline Christie Joins ‘Top of the Lake’ for Season 2

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Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie joins Top of the Lake for Season 2

Christie, fresh off the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will join Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss in a yet to be revealed “major role” on the second season of Jane Campion’s Sundance series. “I am so delighted to be working on Top of the Lake 2,” Christie said in a statement. “Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged to be working on the next installment of her unique and enthralling drama, alongside the brilliant Elisabeth Moss.” PLUS: Franka Potente to co-star opposite Tom Hardy in FX/BBC’s Taboo, and Esai Morales joins Judy Greer’s Fox workplace sitcom.

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Why it’s okay for Girls to use the C-word

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Check out President Kiefer Sutherland’s Oval Office

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Nick Offerman made Pawnee canoe paddles with wood salvaged from Parks and Rec

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