From Toby Whithouse (Being Human), the series tells of Operation Glass, a 1972 Soviet plot that was designed to bring Britain to its knees. Once MI5 leader Daddy (Brian Cox) learns about the threat, he assembles a secret committee to assess the threat and help him decide what the best course of action would be.
In addition to Cox, The Game stars Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as handsome MI5 agent Joe Lambe, who is haunted by a past love and his own betrayal of his country; Shaun Dooley (Misfits) as Jim Fenchurch, a police liaison who gets called in to help with an investigation; Marcel Lures (Foyles War) as KGB officer Arkady Malinov; Victoria Hamilton (What Remains) as Sarah Montag, whose rise in the ranks of a male-dominated field has made her quite formidable; Chloe Pirrie (Black Mirror) as mousy secretary Wendy Shaw, who decides to go after the career advancement she desires by whatever means necessary; and Paul Ritter (Quantum of Solace) as Bobby Waterhouse, who connections to British high society might be needed if his scandalous private life ever becomes public knowledge.
The Game joins a scripted slate that includes the likes of Orphan Black, Almost Royal, and Intruders, with BBC America having acquired the likes of In the Flesh, The Musketeers, and Atlantis from their BBC counterparts.
You can check out a trailer for The Game below.
Will you be watching The Game? Do you think this sounds like an interesting follow-up to Whithouse’s work on Being Human? Is The Game going to fit in with the rest of BBC America’s scripted slate?