AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl premiere set for November
During their Television Critics’ Association Press Tour, AMC has announced their new spy thriller The Little Drummer Girl will premiere this November, no official date has been set. The six part miniseries will be based off of John Le Carre’s novel of the same name and is set to star award winning Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Oscar nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) and BAFTA nominee Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth). AMC has said that the new miniseries will make it’s debut in November of this year.
The official synopsis for the miniseries is as follows: “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.”
John Le Carre is no stranger to AMC as the cable giant brought forth an adaptation of his novel The Night Manager as a miniseries in 2016. The Little Drummer Girl will be executive produced by the same team that adapted The Night Manager and will mark the television debut of remarkable filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy).
The miniseries is co-produced by the BBC, AMC and The Ink Factory, in partnership with 127 Wall. Simon and Stephen Cornwell serve as executive producers, along with John le Carré, Mona Qureshi for the BBC. Also Joe Tsai and Arthur Wang will executive produce for 127 Wall, Wonjo Jeong, and Park Chan-wook. AMC has give international distribution rights to Endeavor Content.