The Oscar-nominated actor is the first thesp set for the spy thriller revolving around the hunt for a mole at the CIA’s station in Berlin. Jenkins will play the station’s veteran chief.
Novelist Olen Steinhauer is writing and exec producing the 10-episode series for Paramount TV. Brad Winters is serving as showrunner and exec producer. Michael Roskam is directing the first two episodes and also exec producing. Eric Roth and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett are also exec producing.
“Berlin Station” marks Jenkins’ first TV series role since his run on HBO’s “Six Feet Under” from 2001-2005. He was recently seen opposite Frances McDormand in the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge.”
“Richard Jenkins is an enormous talent whose onscreen presence always manages to capture humanity and drama in its most sincere form — whether it’s through his sense of humility, humor or intelligence,” said Paramount TV president Amy Powell.
Production on “Berlin Station” is to begin in the fall. Epix is slated to launch its first two original drama series — “Berlin Station” and “Graves,” starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte — next year.
Jenkins is repped by Gersh and Bill Treusch Management.