AMC to air adaptation of Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre in November


AMC is set to air their adaptation of the novel Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre. The show is set to air on November 19 and will continue for the following two nights.

Alexander Skarsgard is set to star in Little Drummer Girl as the main antagonist alongside Florence Pugh, who plays an actress on vacation. Her encounter with Skarsgard’s character gets her mixed up in the tangled web of a spymaster, played by Michael Shannon.

This is another meaty TV role for Skarsgard, whose role in Big Little Lies won him his first Emmy amongst many other accolades. The series is also another chance for Michael Shannon, who in recent years has established himself as an impeccable character actor, to play a complex and perhaps morally ambiguous character.

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This is the second time the network has hosted a work by the bestselling British author, as in 2016 it was the American broadcaster of the BBC series The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. The series received excellent ratings and reviews and received several awards.

While he is a best-selling novelist and highly regarded by his fellow authors, John le Carre work is inevitably compared to his countryman and fellow spy thriller author Ian Flemming, the creator of James Bond. While Bond films have dominated the spy genre, it’s nice to see le Carre’s work get more and more attention in recent years. In that time, several of his books have been adapted for the screen.

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The adaptation of his book The Constant Gardener starring Ralph Fiennes resulted in actress Rachel Weisz winning an Oscar, but the film based on his book Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is perhaps the best known. The story centers on Cold War spy George Smiley, who is played by the always entertaining Gary Oldman.