Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies, Tarzan) is joining Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), in Park Chan-wook’s (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) television debut The Little Drummer Girl. The series based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré. Comingsoon.net reports that production on the six-part mini-series is expected to begin early next year.
In The Little Drummer Girl, young actress Charlie strikes up an friendship with an interesting stranger while vacationing in Greece, but it quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic. The man is Becker, an Israeli intelligence officer, who drags her into a complex and high stakes plot which unfolds as she is forced to take on the role of a lifetime in the scheme. The story is set in the late 1970s, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal.
Skarsgård will next be seen in Duncan Jones’ Mute co-starring with Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux. Skarsgård was most recently in Jean-Marc Vallée’s award-winning HBO series Big Little Lies, for which he won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a limited series.