The Little Drummer Girl, Alexander Skarsgard

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John Le Carré’s thriller "The Little Drummer Girl" is coming to AMC this November.

The six-part adaptation -- from "The Night Manager" team of BBC One, AMC, and The Ink Factory -- stars Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, Clare Holman, Charles Dance, Max Irons, Simona Brown, and Kate Sumpter.

AMC shared first look photos at the series, which comes from visionary director Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "The Handmaiden"). The cast also discussed the new series during the TCA summer press tour.

Here's a synopsis for "Little Drummer Girl," via Deadline:

"Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; 'The Little Drummer Girl' weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue.

Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Florence Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Alexander 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 (Michael Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties."

The series may be set in the late 1970s but it's still described as "sharply contemporary," weaving a "dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal."

Check out more photos (beyond the one at top):

The Little Drummer Girl

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The Little Drummer Girl

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The Little Drummer Girl

Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory

The Little Drummer Girl

Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory

 

Michael Shannon's mustache and ASkar's short-shorts already deserve Emmy consideration.

What you should not expect is anything like the 1984 film adaptation starring Diane Keaton. One of the producers said he was "disappointed" by it, and Pugh added, "I don’t think anyone was interested in duplicating it."

"The Little Drummer Girl" arrives on AMC in November.

[Via: Deadline]

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