BBC America to Co-Produce ‘London Spy’

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
BBC America to Co-Produce ‘London Spy’
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Production for BBC America’s “London Spy” has started. The show is expected to run on the cable network in 2015. Read on for the details of the series.

Starring Ben Whishaw, the five-part miniseries “London Spy” follows a young man named Danny (Whishaw), who is recruited as a spy in the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).While on a mission, Danny encounters Alex (played by Edward Holcroft), a brilliant but anti-social business executive, and the two hit it off. But just as their relationship progresses, Alex suddenly goes missing. Being new to the world of espionage, Danny is unable to cope with the complex world of spies, and yet he has to seek the truth about Alex’s disappearance.

“London Spy” also stars Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. The series has Jakob Verbruggen as its director, who has done television programs like “The Fall” and “The Bridge” in the past. Tom Rob Smith, who wrote for “Child 44,” is credited as series creator, and he has also written the show’s script. Meanwhile, Guy Heeley comes aboard as producer along with the Working Title Television Team and Polly Hill from BBC Two.

“BBC America is thrilled to bring this gripping, first-class miniseries to our audience. London Spy is an utterly compelling contemporary story which has attracted a stellar cast, and we couldn’t be more excited to be co-producing Tom’s compelling script with BBC Two and Working Title Television," said the senior vice president of BBC America’s programming, Richard De Croce, in a statement published on Variety.

In the same news, Smith also expressed excitement and pride for this new project, whose script has received praises from its producing partners.

 “London Spy” joins other productions like “Atlantis” and “The Musketeers” in bringing a different brand of entertainment for its viewers. The premiere date has not yet been confirmed, but the show is expected to air sometime in 2015.

And there you have it for BBC America, which will be coming up with an espionage miniseries called “London Spy.” Keep tabs on developments and updates about this show only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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