Ruth Negga has been cast in the pilot episode of The Money, the new power and corruption-themed series from HBO which stars Brendan Gleeson.

She will play Erin Foley, a senior news editor who reports to the show's main character, media mogul James Castman (Gleeson).

Negga will be a series regular if the drama is given a full season.

It was announced last month that Negga had been cast in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

She will soon be seen on cinema screens in Twelve Years a Slave, which opens on January 24.