EXCLUSIVE: BBC One and BBC Cymru Wales have found the first cast member for their upcoming cold war drama series The Game. I’ve learned that Victoria Hamilton has been cast as a series regular in the six episode skein. Hamilton is an accomplished actress whose previous credits include Jericho, Trial & Retribution and Lark Rise To Candleford. More recently, she had a major role on the BBC One drama serial What Remains, which is set to air later this year.
Created by Toby Whithouse, The Game is set during the 1970′s and tell the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. The series begins just as a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 then assembles a secret team to investigate. The series, which has received an order for six hour-long episodes, is being produced by BBC Cymru Wales with Faith Penhale, Brian Minchin and Toby Whithouse serving as executive producers. Complicit helmer Niall MacCormick is attached to direct. Production on The Game is slated to commence in August.