×

‘Hannibal’ Alum Richard Armitage to Star in Epix Spy Series ‘Berlin Station’

Fresh off the heels of “Hannibal,” Richard Armitage has been cast to topline “Berlin Station,” the upcoming original spy series for Epix.

Armitage will star as Daniel Meyer, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA case officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover agent in Berlin tasked with finding an informant.

Michelle Forbes (“The Killing,” “True Blood,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”) has also been cast in the 10-episode thriller. She will play Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.

“We are very happy to have found our ‘Daniel’ to join this incredible ensemble cast,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX. “Richard is a singular talent who has the presence and attitude to bring this character and story to life.  We are also honored that Michelle has joined Berlin Station.  She is a gifted actor who embodies the richness of character pivotal to the show.  This venture is an exciting step in the network’s continued commitment to bringing our viewers smart, sophisticated offerings that have a broad appeal.”

“Both Richard and Michelle are enormously talented actors who exhibit an on-screen intensity and passion that viewers respond to because of their intellect and ability to let transformation overcome their characters,” added Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV, which is co-producing the series. “We are honored to have them join this stellar cast and that they will be taking on these intricate roles.”

The duo joins previously announced cast members Richard Jenkins, who will play Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station; and Rhys Ifans, who will play Case Officer Hector DeJean, the darkly charming, tenacious agent who mentors Meyer (Armitage).

“Berlin Station” revolves Armitage’s Meyer, who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Meyer’s mission is to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, he learns to contend with the world of the field agent — agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, he wonders if anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin.

The series hails from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content with Michaël Roskam exec producing, and directing the first two episodes of the project, which landed a straight-to-series order. Olen Steinhauer, who penned the first episode, will write the series and also exec produce, alongside Roskam, plus Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon, Luke Rivett and Brad Winters who will also serve as showrunner.

“Berlin Station” begins production this fall, and is set to premiere in fall 2016.

More TV

  • Univision logo

    Spanish Media Giant Univision Sells Majority Stake

    Two investment firms said they would buy a majority stake in Univision, the nation’s biggest Spanish-language broadcaster, setting up a new era for the large broadcasting company at a time when traditional media entities are grappling with new ways to reach large audiences. Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight LLC, two investment firms, will acquire a [...]

  • Capturing Big Mouth

    Previewing Berlin’s CoPro Series 2020 Projects

    Tuesday see’s the Berlin Film Festival play host to the sixth edition of its Co-Pro Series Pitch and Networking event, where 10 exciting TV projects from around the world will pitch to potential co-producers, investors, sales agents and broadcasters. Under the umbrella of the Berlinale Co-Production Market – dedicated to connecting feature film producers and [...]

  • Berlinale Series reception

    Berlinale Series Market Kicks Off With Spirited Opening Night

    A wet, windy night couldn’t dampen the mood at the opening reception of the Berlinale Series Market and Conference, the Berlin Film Festival’s popular three-day TV strand that kicked off Monday Feb. 24  with a full house at the Gropius Mirror Pavilion. Among those in attendance (pictured, from left) were European Film Market director Matthijs [...]

  • Romulus

    ITV Studios European TV Drama Push Boosted by ‘Romulus’ Pre-Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    BERLIN — ITV Studios push into European drama has been boosted by pre-sales on “Romulus” and a slew of deals across a burgeoning slate of non-English language productions as ITV Studios aims to position as a world-class player in global content production. Announced at this week’s Berlinale Series Market, the sales play off ITV Studios [...]

  • View of the harbor of Rotterdam,

    Dutch Features Launches Crime Miniseries 'Black Nazareth' at Berlin Market (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sales agent Dutch Features has boarded crime miniseries “Black Nazareth,” and has started sales on it at the European Film Market in Berlin. The Dutch miniseries, which is in development, follows a customs officer in the port of Rotterdam who is drawn into a criminal operation while trying to deal with the terminal illness of [...]

  • Snow

    Film House Germany's Gabriela Bacher To Exec Produce Witcraft's 'Snow' Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    L.A. and Berlin-based producer Gabriela Bacher, CEO of media company Film House Germany, is attached to executive produce Witcraft Filmproduktion’s mystery drama project “Snow,” selected for this year’s Co-Pro Series at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Bacher, a former Fox International Productions executive and principal of Studio Babelsberg, joined the company in 2011 as both CEO [...]

  • Animation Company Riki Buys 'The Fixies'

    Animation Company Riki Buys 'The Fixies' Producer Aeroplane (EXCLUSIVE)

    Leading Russian animation company Riki Group, home of brands such as “Kikoriki” and “BabyRiki,” has acquired Aeroplane Prods., the producer of cartoon franchise “The Fixies.” In Berlin, Riki Group is selling “Finnick,” a feature film about a mischievous furry creature who plays pranks on the family who lives in his house. The company’s stand is [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content