Elementary and Harry Potter alum Rhys Ifans has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) in Berlin Station, the 10 episode contemporary espionage crime drama from Paramount TV which is set up at premium streaming service Epix.
Rhys Ifans will play Case Officer Hector DeJean, who is described as a darkly charming, tenacious agent. He jois Richard Jenkins who was previously cast to play Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of Station in Berlin, Germany. Casting for the remaining roles, including series lead Daniel Meyer is still underway, with Paramount and Epix yet to find an actor for the part.
“Rhys is an international star whose ability to play a wide range of characters has placed him in the rarefied group of actors who travel seamlessly between feature films and premium television,”, added Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of Epix. “He is truly an amazing addition to this ensemble cast.”
Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by a jaded veteran, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors, Daniel uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington.
Picked up straight-to-series, Berlin Station is set up at Paramount Television, who are producing in association with Anonymous Content. Novelist Olen Steinhauer is penning the scripts and will serve as an executive producer alongside Michaël Roskam, Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett. In addition to executive producing, Michaël Roskam is also attached to direct the first two episodes. Production on Berlin Station is slated to commence later this year for a Fall 2016 premiere.