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The Little Drummer Girl first look: Alexander Skarsgård stars in spy thriller

As Seen in Entertainment Weekly

Published: 29 Sep 2018

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The team behind The Night Manager is back with another blockbuster John le Carré adaptation — this time, the Israel-Palestine spy saga The Little Drummer Girl.

Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) plays an Israeli intelligence officer who seemingly strikes up a romance with a young actress (Florence Pugh), only to thrust her into a high-stakes plot overseen by a ruthless spymaster named Kurtz (Michael Shannon). The six-hour production, shown across three consecutive nights, is helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy), so it’s got visual flair to spare. “[Park] brings his own sensibilities to the show, and they’re unique and particular to him in very exciting ways,” executive producer Stephen Cornwell tells EW.

The Little Drummer Girl premieres Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. ET