BBC Two has released the first trailer for their upcoming espionage drama London Spy starring Ben Whishaw (James Bond), which is set to premiere on Monday November 9th at 9pm.
London Spy tells the story of Danny (Ben Whishaw), a young gay spy who is somewhat ill-equipped for the game of espionage. The MI6 officer soon falls in love with the Alex, but when he disappears Danny must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.
In addition to Ben Whishaw, the five episode series also stars Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall) as Alex, Danny’s anti-social and enigmatic love interest; Charlotte Rampling (Dexter) as Frances, a figure from deep within the traditions of British espionage; and Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) as Scottie, Danny’s (Ben Whishaw) close confidant.
Penned by Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith, London Spy is being produced by Working Title Television in association BBC America and is executive produced by Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Poly Hill. Flemish director Jakob Verbrugeen directed all five episodes of the series. NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide are handling international distribution.
Check out the trailer below: