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What’s the Character? Trailer: The Little Drummer Girl!

Set in the late 1970s, yet sharply contemporary, The Little Drummer Girl weaves an explosive story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal.

AMC brings John Le Carré and director Chan-Wook Park together for this six-hour, three-night limited series event – starring Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård –  that premieres on AMC on November 19th (9/8C).

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Premiere Dates Set for AMC’s Event Series The Little Drummer Girl!

The Little Drummer Girl – Charlie Ross (Florence Pugh) – Photo by Jonathan Olley/Courtesy of AMC/Ink Factor

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.

The Little Drummer Girl will premiere in the U.S. as a three-night television event with two-hour episodes on November 19, 20 and 21st (9/8C).

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Michael Shannon Joins Cast of Little Drummer Girl for AMC, BBC!

Little Drummer Girl – Michael Shannon – Photo by Lauren Weissler/Courtesy of AMC/BBC

Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon has joined the cast of AMC/BBC’s Little Drummer Girl – a six-episode adaptation of the John le Carré novel. All six episodes will be directed by Park Chan-wook.

Shannon will play Israeli Spymaster Kurtz.

Little Drummer Girl is slated to premiere later this year.

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John Le Carré Opens Up To 60 Minutes!

He’s written some of the most acclaimed spy thrillers ever written and, 86-years old, he’s not done yet.

John Le Carré has a lively conversation with Steve Kroft for this week’s 60 Minutes.

Among his revelations: he was an agent in Britain’s famed MI6; and finishing a novel puts him into a depression – but he already has an idea for his next book!

60 Minutes airs Sundays on CBS (7/6C).

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AMC Goes Back to John Le Carré!

Following the success of The Night Manager (3 Golden Globes wins), AMC is partnering with the BBC on a new John Le Carré adaptation: The spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Set in 1962, just after the building of the Berlin Wall, Spy centers on Alex Leamas, a British intelligence officer whose network has fallen apart.

The classic espionage novel will be adapted by Academy Award winning scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy (pictured). Details follow the break.

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Le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man Makes the Mundane Matter!

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In real life, espionage is not glamorous. It’s like police work – mostly plodding detail work and following up and generally boring ninety-nine percent of the time. John le Carré worked in that field long enough that when he writes about it, he writes with a real understanding of mechanics of the spy game. His ability to make the mundane thrilling is without equal and the creative team behind A Most Wanted Man translate his work to the big screen faithfully. They, like le Carré know how to build the mundane to make that one percent that isn’t mundane harrowing.

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