The cast of Epix’s new spy series Berlin Station has found its lead. Richard Armitage (Hannibal, The Hobbit trilogy) has signed on to the starring role in the 10 episode series written by Olen Steinhauer (author of The Cairo Affair). Steinhauer is also executive producing the series along with director Michaël Roskam (The Drop), Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon, and Luke Rivett. The Americans‘ Brad Winters is the showrunner.
Epix also announced True Blood‘s Michelle Forbes has joined Berlin Station and will be starring alongside previously announced cast members Richard Jenkins and Rhys Ifans.
“We are very happy to have found our ‘Daniel’ to join this incredible ensemble cast,” stated Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “Richard is a singular talent who has the presence and attitude to bring this character and story to life. We are also honored that Michelle has joined Berlin Station. She is a gifted actor who embodies the richness of character pivotal to the show. This venture is an exciting step in the network’s continued commitment to bringing our viewers smart, sophisticated offerings that have a broad appeal.”
“Both Richard and Michelle are enormously talented actors who exhibit an on-screen intensity and passion that viewers respond to because of their intellect and ability to let transformation overcome their characters,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “We are honored to have them join this stellar cast and that they will be taking on these intricate roles.”
Filming’s expected to begin soon and the series will premiere in fall 2016.
Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer (Armitage) who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent—agent-running, deception, the dangers 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?
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