BBC First has announced the anticipated The Little Drummer Girl will premiere on Wednesdays from November 14 at 8.30pm.
From the producers of the award-winning The Night Manager and based on John le Carré’s best-selling spy thriller of the same name, The Little Drummer Girl stars Golden Globe winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) and BAFTA nominee Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) and is directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden).
The Little Drummer Girl is a passionate love story and a deeply immersive thriller. As audacious now as when the book was first published, it portrays a world in which the lines between hero and villain, and between love and hate, are dangerously in flux.
Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a young, fiery but unfulfilled British actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (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 (Shannon).