London Spy – Thrilling Miniseries coming to BBC America

Ben Whishaw stars in the upcoming thriller "London Spy" from BBC America.

Ben Whishaw stars in the upcoming thriller “London Spy” from BBC America.

An exciting new original co-production, London Spy – a five-part miniseries created by acclaimed best-selling author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44) – will air on BBC America in 2015.

The gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller stars Ben Whishaw (The Hour, Skyfall, Bright Star) as Danny, an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Academy Award-winning Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge!, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Harry Potter), British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, and newcomer Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall), as Alex.

London Spy is directed by Jakob Verbruggen, whose credits include The Fall and the US version of The Bridge.

London Spy is the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. Danny (Whishaw) – gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift, falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The miniseries will be distributed by NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide.