Watch trailer for BBC’s new 1970s-set spy drama from makers of ‘The Night Manager’

The first trailer has been released for the BBC’s adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl.

Adapted from John le Carré’s novel by acclaimed movie director Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), the new six-part spy thriller is made by the same creative team as 2016’s The Night Manager.

Set in the late 1970s, The Little Drummer Girl stars Alexander Skarsgård from Big Little Lies), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Max Irons (The White Queen) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), alongside British newcomer Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth).

Watch the trailer:

The Little Drummer Girl begins later this month on BBC One in the UK and next month on AMC in the USA.

The official synopsis reads: “The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal. In this high-stakes drama, set against the background of rising tensions in the Middle East, a young, brilliant actress Charlie prepares for her ultimate role in ‘the theatre of the real’.”

The Night Manager is available on DVD on Amazon here.

John le Carré’s son Simon Cornwell recently gave an update on the planned The Night Manager sequel series, but it all sounds rather uncertain still.

He commented: “We don’t have scripts for it yet, and we would only think about making a second series of The Night Manager if it was going to be really good.”