Saudi actress and filmmaker, Ahd Kamel, is set to star in a new television mini-series co-produced by Netflix and the BBC, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday.

The US-based 36-year-old will reportedly appear in Oscar-winning playwright David Hare's upcoming series, Collateral, alongside Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan from The Great Gatsby.

Kamel will play the role of a Muslim woman called Fatima, who resides in London - details about the character have not been announced yet.

Set in the present day British capital, the four-part thriller series explores the repercussions following the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. 

In addition to Mulligan, the series will feature English actor, John Simm (Life On Mars, State Of Play,) Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful,) as well as British actress July Namir, who is of Egyptian and Turkish origin.

Speaking to the Huffington Post about her new role, Kamel said, "Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would share a screen with her [Carey Mulligan] and now it’s happening!"

Meet Ahd Kamel

Kamel grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and attended university in the United States, where she became the first Saudi to get a directing degree from the latter.

Along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Communication from the Parsons School of Design in New York, Kamel holds a directing degree from the New York Film Academy. She has also studied acting at the William Esper Studio.

Kamel is well-known for her role as Hessa in one of Saudi Arabia's most acclaimed films, Wadjda - the first full-length feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first Saudi film submitted to the Oscars.  

In the field of filmmaking, her debut film, The Shoemaker,  was named the best short film at the Beirut International Film Festival and won the special jury mention at the Arab Film Festival of Oran, Algeria. 

Her acting debut in Razan also won her the Best Actress award at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2006. 

Her second film, Sanctity, was the first Saudi movie to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival.