Critically acclaimed actors, Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce to star in Sony Pictures television-produced limited series drama based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre.
Additional cast includes: Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Line of Duty) and Stephen Kunken (Billions, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Adrian Edmondson (Back to Life, The Pact).
Writer Alexander Cary said: “How could I resist the opportunity to dramatize the true story of Nicholas Elliott (Damian Lewis) and Kim Philby (Guy Pearce) — two spies and lifelong friends, one of whom was betraying the other all along?..
"A friendship that resulted in the gutting of British and American intelligence at the height of the Cold War and shaped the field of play for the dangerous game against Russia that we're still trying to win today...
"Macintyre’s books about spies from recent history are relevant and exciting because they examine the larger universal themes of human behavior that drive individuals among us, and like us, to excel in the murky world of espionage and, for better or worse, leave a lasting impact on the world."
Will Harrison, BritBox UK Managing Director said: “We’ve sought out the highest calibre writing, acting, directorial and production talent to create exceptional original British programming for BritBox. A SPY AMONG FRIENDS is the epitome of this and will provide a new and thrilling, must-watch show for subscribers.”