TV drama 'Spooks' to make move to the big screen in 'The Greater Good'
Beloved British drama 'Spooks
', based around a fictional Section 7 of the domestic spy agency MI5, ran for 10 seasons over as many years on the BBC. After production company Kudos retired the series in 2011, news breaks today that the show will get a big screen treatment next year.
"Spooks: The Greater Good" opens when terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody during a routine handover and head of counterterrorism, Harry Pearce, is blamed.
When the disgraced Pearce disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames, his protÃ©gÃ© Will Crombie is called in to help uncover what happened. With a devastating attack on London imminent, Will finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that stretches from Vietnam to the Mediterranean.
Peter Firth, who played Harry in all 86 episodes of the TV series, will reprise his role with additional cast currently being locked in.
Bharat Nalluri, who was the originating director of the TV series (known as MI-5 in the US), will take the reins of the feature that will shoot in the first quarter of 2014.
Producers are Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett for Kudos and Ollie Madden for Shine.
Spooks collaborators Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent have written the script.
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