Tuesday, August 21, 2018

AMC Announces Premiere Date for New Miniseries 'The Little Drummer Girl' Starring Florence Pugh

AMC has today announced the premiere date for the new original limited series The Little Drummer Girl starring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon.

The six-part limited series will air as a three night event on the cable network. Two-hour episodes will air across three consecutive nights at 9/8c. - starting on Monday, November 19 and ending on Wednesday, November 21.

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.

Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson wrote the adaptation of John le Carré's book of the same name. They executive produce with le Carré, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Joe Tsai, Arthur Wang, Wonjo Jeong, Mona Qureshi and Kristin Jones. Laura Hastings-Smith is a producer.

The series marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook and was filmed at locations including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece's Attica Peninsula.