Kudos confirms Peter Firth reprising his role in ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’
It’s been rumoured for a while, with Peter Firth even telling press that filming was to take place this Autumn, but according to Broadcast the Spooks film has now been confirmed with the title ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ and synopsis revealed.
The Bafta-award winning BBC series focused on the lives of MI5’s counter-terrorism unit and ran for ten series ending in 2011. Peter Firth who played Head of counterterrorism Harry Pearce in all 86 episodes will reprise his role.
Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, who were behind the original TV series will lead the production together with Ollie Madden from Kudos-sister indie Shine Pictures.
Spooks: The Greater Good will open with terrorist Adam Qasim escaping from MI5 custody during a routine handover – with head of counter-terrorism, Harry Pearce, blamed.
When Pearce disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames, his protégé Will Crombie is called in to help uncover a conspiracy which stretches from Vietnam to the Mediterranean.
Bharat Nalluri, who directed several of the TV episodes will return to direct the film, with series 9 and 10 writers, Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent writing the script. The film will be distributed by Altitude Film Sales.
‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ begins filming in early 2014. Additional cast is still to be announced.
Personally, I’m hoping for Ruth’s resurrection (Nicola Walker). Come on Kudos this is Spooks it’s not unheard of.