EPIX announced filming is currently underway on Berlin Station from spy novelist Olen Steinhauer. The 10 part thriller stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins and Michelle Forbes, as well as just announced cast members Tamlyn Tomita, Leland Orser, Richard Dillane, and Bernhard Schutz. Shooting will take place in Berlin and EPIX is aiming for a fall 2016 series premiere.
Olen Steinhauer executive produces along with showrunner Bradford Winters, Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon, Luke Rivett, and Michael Roskam. Roskam is also directing episodes one and two.
“With Olen’s vision and a stellar cast, we believe Berlin Station is a game-changing project,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “This powerful series has all the elements that we want to define EPIX as we launch our scripted programming slate: quality production values, a brilliant creative team and riveting storytelling.”
The Berlin Station Plot:
Berlin Station follows Daniel Miller, who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer—agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?
The Berlin Station Cast:
Richard Armitage – Daniel Miller, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover officer in Berlin tasked with finding a leak.
Michelle Forbes – Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Internal Branch Chief.
Richard Jenkins – Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Berlin Chief of Station.
Rhys Ifans – The dark, charming and tenacious Case Officer Hector DeJean, an old friend of Miller.
Tamlyn Tomita – Sandra Abe, a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of Berlin Station while having an affair with her boss, Steven Frost.
Leland Orser – Robert Kirsch, a devoted and successful Deputy Chief who digs intelligence out of the capital through a mix of force, diligence and cleverness.
Richard Dillane – Deputy Liaison Gerald Ellman, a gentle, reserved man who plans his transfer to Budapest, but finds himself in a position of being collateral damage.
Bernhard Schütz – Hans Richter, an old-world spy who has risen, against all odds, to the highest ranks of the BfV.