EPIX Announces Start of Production for Original Spy Series ‘Berlin Station’

Sigue a El Diario NY en Facebook

Ensemble Cast Stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins and
Michelle Forbes

The Modern-Day Thriller, Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous
Content Debuts Fall 2016

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that production has started on Berlin
Station
, the 10-part contemporary spy series produced by
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Shooting will take place in Berlin
and the series will premiere on EPIX in the fall of 2016.

Previously announced cast includes: Richard Armitage as
Daniel Miller, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA officer who goes from
being an analyst at Langley to an undercover officer in Berlin tasked
with finding a leak. In addition, Emmy® Award nominee Michelle Forbes
(“The Killing,” “True Blood,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –
Part 2
) plays Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who
serves as a Berlin Station Internal Branch Chief; Emmy Award® winner and
Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge,” The
Visitor
) as Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as
the CIA’s Berlin Chief of Station; BAFTA Award-winner Rhys Ifans (The
Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1
,
“Elementary,” Notting Hill) as dark, charming and tenacious
Case Officer Hector DeJean, an old friend of Miller.

New cast joining Berlin Station’s ensemble includes: Tamlyn
Tomita
(“Resurrection,” The Day After Tomorrow) as Sandra
Abe, a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of Berlin
Station while having an affair with her boss, Steven Frost; Leland
Orser
(“Ray Donovan”) as Robert Kirsch, a devoted and successful
Deputy Chief who digs intelligence out of the capital through a mix of
force, diligence and cleverness; Richard Dillane (“Wolf Hall,” The
Dark Knight
) as Deputy Liaison Gerald Ellman, a gentle, reserved man
who plans his transfer to Budapest, but finds himself in a position of
being collateral damage; and Bernhard Schütz (A Most Wanted Man)
as Hans Richter, an old-world spy who has risen, against all odds, to
the highest ranks of the BfV.

Michaël Roskam (BullheadThe Drop) is an executive
producer on the straight-to-series order and is directing the first two
episodes. New York Times best-selling spy novelist Olen
Steinhauer (The TouristAll The Old Knives, The Cairo
Affair
) created the series and is also an executive
producer. Bradford Winters (“Dig,” “The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is the
showrunner and an executive producer. Other executive producers for the
series include Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider
Munich, “House
of Cards”), and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and
Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick,” “Mr.
Robot”).

“With Olen’s vision and a stellar cast, we believe Berlin Station
is a game-changing project,” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO,
EPIX. “This powerful series has all the elements that we want to define
EPIX as we launch our scripted programming slate: quality production
values, a brilliant creative team and riveting storytelling.”

Berlin Station follows Daniel Miller, who has just arrived
at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine
mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower
masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean,
Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field
officer—agent-running, deception, danger 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, Daniel wonders:
Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment network
delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original
documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on
digital devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the
development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first
premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online
at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox,
PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is
also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV
and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming
on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network,
with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures
unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through
relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is
available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information
about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com.
Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD)
and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX),
YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX),
Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX),
Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX),
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX)
and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative
television programming across all media platforms. Paramount Television
is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and
distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:
VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and
digital entertainment brands.

Contacts

Media:
EPIX
Marlea Willis, +1 212.846.6748
mwillis@epix.com
or
Paramount
TV

Jessica Rovins, +1 323.956.8265
jessica_rovins@paramount.com
or
LimeLight
PR GmbH

Carolin Bitzer, carolin.bitzer@limelight-pr.de
Martin
Wieandt, martin.wieandt@limelight-pr.de
+49
30 263 96 98-0