This is your reminder that Spies of Warsaw starring David Tennant gets its U.S. television premiere at 9/8c tonight on BBC America.
DAVID TENNANT in SPIES OF WARSAW - Apr 3 BBC AMERICA
Don’t miss as DAVID TENNANT (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Fright Night) returns to BBC AMERICA in SPIES OF WARSAW, presented by Dramaville *** Premiering Wednesday Apr 3 at 9/8c *** only on BBC America
Adapted by renowned Emmy®-winning writing team Dick Clement (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and Ian La Frenais (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and based on New York Times Bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel, SPIES OF WARSAW is a thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris and London in the years leading up to the Second World War.
“Try not to be caught, because technically-speaking, you’re a spy and could be shot.”
The drama finds French and German intelligence operatives locked in a life-and-death struggle. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (DAVID TENNANT), a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (JANET MONTGOMERY, Made in Jersey, Black Swan, Entourage), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.
via our Anglophenia blog:
The channel has announced that its co-production Spies of Warsaw, the World War II-set miniseries which stars the former Doctor Who star, is set to premiere in the Dramaville block over two consecutive Wednesdays, April 3 and April 10, at 9/8c.
Set in London, Paris, and Poland during World War II, the spy drama stars Tennant as French diplomat/aristocrat Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a war hero who is drawn into “a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.” He falls for a a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations (played by Janet Montgomery), and their affair heats up as German tanks roll through the Black Forest.
For those of you who may not have seen the announcement earlier this year:
Allons-y! BBC America has just announced that David Tennant, the beloved former Doctor Who star, will return to our screens in their new co-production, The Spies of Warsaw, a four-part period miniseries for the channel’s Dramaville block. Entourage‘s Janet Montgomery has been tapped as his co-star. Based on Alan Furst‘s acclaimed spy novel, The Spies of Warsaw will be set against a European backdrop in the years prior to World War II, as German and French intelligence officers are locked in a life-and-death struggle in the espionage arena.
Tennant will play Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, an aristocrat and military attaché at the French Embassy in Warsaw who is drawn into the world of betrayal, abduction, and intrigue, and Montgomery plays his love interest, a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. The pair embark on a passionate yet complicated affair that becomes more heated as German tanks roll into the Black Forest. Shooting will start in Poland next month. The ensemble cast including Burn Gorman (Torchwood, The Hour), Anton Lesser (The Hour), Richard Lintern (White Heat), Dan Fredenburgh (The Bourne Ultimatum), Ludger Pistor (Casino Royale), Ann Eleonora Jørgensen (The Killing), and Jan Pohl (Captain America: The First Avenger).
No word yet on an airdate.
Celebrating first original scripted series, ‘Copper,’ as well as the ‘The Hour,’ ‘The Nerdist,’ ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course,’ and the upcoming ‘Spies of Warsaw.’
David was in town to talk about his new series Spies of Warsaw.