EXCLUSIVE: The BBC has found another actor for their upcoming drama series The Game. I’ve learned that Shaun Dooley has joined that cast of the Cold War spy drama, which just recently entered production. Dooley, repped by United Agents, recently reprised his role as Greg on the fifth and final season of E4’s dramedy series Misfits. His other recent TV credits include Great Expectations, The White Queen and Common Ground.
Exact character details are being kept under wraps, but one source tells me that Dooley is a series regular and will appear in all six episodes. The BBC has yet to announce or confirm any cast members for The Game, however, TVWise previously broke the news that Silk‘s Tom Hughes and Lark Rise To Candleford alum Victoria Hamilton have also been cast in the six episode series.
Created by Toby Whithouse, The Game is set during the 1970s 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.