BBC America to Co-Produce the ‘Spies of Warsaw’ for Dramaville

As we reported earlier actor David Tennant (Doctor Who) and actress Janet Montgomery (Human Target) joined the cast of the upcoming TV adaptation of the Alan Furst spy novel Spies of Warsaw for BBC Four (one of the top U.K. TV channels). Now word has broken that BBC America will co-produce the new mini-series for the network’s thrilling Dramaville, the home of groundbreaking British dramas, including ‘Luthor’, ‘The Hour’, ‘Whitechapel’ and the upcoming new series “Ripper Street’, ‘ White Heat’ and ‘Inside Men’.

In the mini-series, French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle in the espionage arena. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest. ‘The Spies of Warsaw’ combines historical, intelligent narratives, interlaced with flawed, romantic and compelling characters.

The cast includes Anton Lesser (‘The Hour’), Burn Gorman (‘The Dark Knight Rises’) Richard Lintern (‘White Heat’), Dan Fredenburgh (‘The Bourne Ultimatum’), Ludger Pistor (‘Casino Royale’), Ann Eleonora Jørgensen (‘The Killing’), Jan Pohl (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’), Richard Teverson (‘Upstairs Downstairs’), Nicholas Blane (‘The Tudors’), Adam Godley (‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’), Kenneth Collard (‘Albert Nobbs’), Tuppence Middleton (‘New Tricks’), Rad Kaim (‘Harry Brown’), Piotr Baumann (‘The Street’), Ellie Haddington (‘Creation’), Viktor Rosen (‘Gladiator’), Linda Bassett (‘The Hour’), Tusse Silberg (‘Drop The Dead Donkey’) and Julian Harries (‘EastEnders’).

BBC America is co-producing the new mini-series for Dramaville along with Apple Film for TV Poland in association with Arte France and BBC Worldwide. The adaptation was done by renowned Emmy-winning writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. ‘The Spies of Warsaw’is a Fresh Pictures production. It will be executive produced by Richard Fell and Jamie Laurenson.