6th October (WNN) — British actor Damien Lewis, who announced on Monday that he has left the American television series Arabs After five seasons, has signed on to star in the UK streaming drama, a spy among friends.
easttown mare And Jack Irish Alum Guy Pearce will co-star in the new six-episode show, which will stream via Britbox UK and Spectrum Originals.
Production on the limited series, based on the non-fiction book by Ben McIntyre, began in London this week. The scenes will also be shot in Romania.
“How can I resist the opportunity to dramatize the true story of Nicholas Elliot (Damien Lewis) and Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) — two detectives and lifelong friends, one of whom was cheating on the other?” Writer and executive producer Alexander Carey said in a statement Wednesday.
“A friendship that resulted in the collapse of British and American intelligence at the height of the Cold War and shaped the playing field for the dangerous game against Russia that we are still trying to win today. About spies from recent history.” McIntyre’s books are relevant and exciting because they examine the broadly universal themes of human behavior that motivate us and individuals like us to excel in the hazy world of espionage and, for better or worse, on the world. leave a lasting impression.”
Anna Maxwell Martin, Stephen Kunken and Adrian Edmondson will co-star.
Nick Murphy — whose credits include save me And Christmas Carol Will direct the series.
Lewis’ wife peaky blinders And harry potter Actress Helen McCrory passed away in April. She was 52 years old. The couple has two children.