Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Firewall

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall heads to Radio 4

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The classic video game becomes an eight-part audio drama series. 

The BBC have an intriguing new adaptation beginning this December. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall, the classic Ubisoft video game, is coming to Radio 4 as an eight-part drama.

The production uses 3D binaural audio, so listening on headphones promises an immersive experience.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Firewall

Firewall follows veteran Fourth Echelon agent Sam Fisher on a new mission, recruiting and training the next generation of Splinter Cell operatives for the National Security Agency’s covert action division.

When a lethal assassin from Fisher’s past returns from the dead on a mission of murder, he is thrust into a race against time as a sinister threat to global security is revealed.

The story has its origins in the videogame’s recent spin-off novel series by James Swallow.

The cast

Andonis Anthony (The Archers) plays Sam Fisher, with Daisy Head as his daughter Sarah who joins him on missions.  The wider cast includes Rosalie Craig, Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who) Nikesh Patel (The Devil’s Hour) and Will Poulter (The Maze Runner).

The series comes from writers Sebastian Baczkiewicz (Pilgrim) and Paul Cornell (Doctor Who). It is a BBC Audio Drama North Production for BBC Radio 4. It’s co-producers are Lorna Newman, Jessica Mitic, and Nadia Molinari.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall begins on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Friday, December 2nd with episodes airing weekly. On the same day, all eight 30-minute episodes will also land in the BBC Sounds Limelight podcast feed.