The Little Drummer Girl: release date for John le Carré thriller announced

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The BBC have announced a premiere date for The Little Drummer Girl, their upcoming series from The Handmaiden‘s Park Chan-wook, Alexander Skarsgård and Florence Pugh…

We’ve already reported on the trailer below but the series is “a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal”, according to the BBC’s official press material so buckle in.

It’ll air on Sunday 28th October at 9pm.

Pencil that into your diary, then.

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BBC One and AMC have teamed to bring us The Little Drummer Girl, another John le Carré adaptation from the producers behind The Night Manager. The first-look trailer is right here.

Director Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Stoker, The Haindmaiden) guided a star-studded cast consisting of Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh through all six episodes of this glossy thriller that we can’t wait to watch.

Here’s the Little Drummer Girl trailer, which is bound to get you just as hyped as we are…

And here’s the Beeb’s official description of the plot, from the press bumf that announced the series…

“Set in the late 1970s, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal. In this high-stakes drama, set against the background of rising tensions in the Middle East, a young, brilliant actress Charlie (Pugh) prepares for her ultimate role in ‘the theatre of the real’.”

At the same time, Park Chan-wook said this about the project:

“Of le Carré’s many masterpieces, the one I love ahead of any other is The Little Drummer Girl. At the core of this story is an extremely painful, but thrilling, romance. This is what makes the story universal, reaching beyond borders and languages and remaining incredibly current.”

The Little Drummer Girl is “coming soon” to BBC One, and we’ll be sure to bring you more news as we hear it.