‘The Little Drummer Girl’ with Alexander Skarsgard Premiere Date Announced

The Little Drummer Girl star Alexander Skarsgard
Alexander Skarsgård as Becker in ‘The Little Drumer Girl’ episode 1 (Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory)

AMC’s set a November 19, 2018 premiere date for The Little Drummer Girl based on John le Carré’s bestselling novel. The three night event series will kick off on November 19th at 9pm ET/PT with a two-hour episode. The second and third parts of the television event will air on November 20th and November 21st.

The three-part series stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies), two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Revolutionary Road), and Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance nominee Florence Pugh (Lady MacBeth).

The Little Drummer Girl marks the television debut of filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson adapted the book for the three-part series. The Little Drummer Girl was executive produced by author John le Carré, Park Chan-wook, Michael Lesslie, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Joe Tsai, Arthur Wang, Wonjo Jeong, Mona Qureshi, and Kristin Jones.

The series was shot in London, Prague, the Acropolis in Athens, and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece. The Ink Factory, 127 Wall, BBC, and AMC financed and produced the television event.

The Plot: Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.