Michael Shannon Joins ‘Little Drummer Girl,’ New Drama From ‘Night Manager’ Team

A trio of award nominees and winners have signed on to BBC and AMC series “The Little Drummer Girl.” Michael Shannon, Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard will all appear in the series and Park Chan-wook (“Old Boy”) will direct the six-parter in his first TV effort. “The Night Manager” producer, The Ink Factory, is making the series.Shannon received Academy Award nominations for “Nocturnal Animals” and “Revolutionary Road,” and stars in multi-nominated “The Shape of Water,” Pugh received a BAFTA nom for “Lady Macbeth,” and Skarsgard is a Golden Globe winner.“The Little Drummer Girl” is adapted from the John le Carré novel of the same name. It follows brilliant young actress Charlie (Pugh) after she strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic. The man is Becker (Skarsgård), an Israeli intelligence officer, who entangles her in a complex and high ...

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