Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Spectrum and BritBox Partner on Limited Series 'A Spy Among Friends' Starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce

Spectrum and BritBox UK have today partnered on the original limited series A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis (Billions) and Guy Pearce (Mare of Easttown). Production on the 6-episode season has begun in London, with filming also set to occur in Romania.

Based on the novel by Ben Macintyre, the series details the defection of notorious British intelligence officer and KGB double agent, Kim Philby (Pearce), through the lens of his complex relationship with MI6 colleague and close friend, Nicholas Elliott (Lewis). The show will examine espionage through their friendship, the fallout of which affects East-West relations to this day.

Anna Maxwell Martin, Stephen Kunken and Adrian Emondson will also star.

Alexander Cary developed the series. He will executive produce with Lewis, Patrick Spence, Chrissy Skinns, Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and director Nick Murphy. Sony Pictures Television, ITV Studios, Veritas Entertainment Group and Ginger Biscuit Entertainment will produce.