Airdate: The Little Drummer Girl

2018 UK drama series The Little Drummer Girl comes to SBS in February.

From the producers of The Night Manager and based on John le Carré’s best-selling spy thriller of the same name it stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) and is directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden).

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, The Little Drummer Girl is a passionate love story and a deeply immersive thriller. As audacious now as when the book was first published, it portrays a world in which the lines between hero and villain, and between love and hate, are dangerously in flux.

The six-part miniseries stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie.

Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a young, fiery but unfulfilled British actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon).

This layered and complex international thriller, from the executive producers of Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning series The Night Manager also marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden).

8.30pm from Thursday, 6 February on SBS.

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