I’ve never watched the BBC series Spooks and I get the feeling that I won’t need to in order to enjoy this bigscreen spin-off starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington, Peter Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
It looks like it does the espionage trick….
Here’s the official synopsis:
When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, the legendary Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames…
With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back from Moscow to uncover the truth they feared – Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and needs Will’s help.
As Qasim prepares his devastating attack on the heart of MI5 in London, Will must decide whether to turn Harry in – or risk everything by trusting the damaged, dangerous master spy who has already betrayed him once before…
Spooks: The Greater Good opens on 8 May 2015