Spooks is the latest TV series to get the feature film treatment.
Kudos Film & TV and Shine Pictures are moving forward with a Spooks feature film titled Spooks: The Greater Good. The script was penned by long-time Spooks writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. The Greater Good picks up shortly after MI5 apprehends a terrorist mastermind only to lose him in a routine prisoner transfer. Section D Chief Harry Pearce is blamed for the error, kicking off an investigation into a massive conspiracy which spans the globe. Peter Firth – who was just cast as the co-lead in ITV’s drama serial Undeniable – will be reprising his role as Pearce, while further casting is to be confirmed. Bharat Nalluri is attached to direct, while Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett will produce. Production is slated to commence in 2014. Altitude Film Sales is handling global distribution.
Created by David Wolstencroft, Spooks follows MI5’s counter-terrorism section – known internally as Section D – as they combat various threats facing the UK. The series, which was known as MI-5 in the United States, aired for 10 seasons on BBC One between 2002-2011 and featured a large revolving cast with only Peter Firth appearing in all 10 seasons. The greenlight for a feature adaptation of Spooks comes after years of development, with word first leaking out during the show’s final season that producers were considering a Spooks film.