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BBC America Working on Spy Project THR

BBC America has greenlighted a project set in the Cold War and focusing on espionage. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the six-episode miniseries, “The Game,” comes from “Being Human” creator Toby Whithouse and stars Brian Cox.

"Tom Hughes, Paul Ritter, Shaun Dooley, Chloe Pirrie, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris and Judy Parfitt also star," the report notes. "Executive producers are Faith Penhale, Brian Minchin and Whithouse."

“The Game” is slated for a fall debut and will focus on the 1970s-era Cold War through the lens of Britain’s MI5, the story says. The project is from BBC Cymru Wales and will be featured in BBC America's “Dramaville” block.

“The cabler has been ramping up its original programming as of late, with the critically hailed ‘Orphan Black’ returning,” the story reports, noting that new shows such as “The Musketeers” and “Intruders” are also in the works.

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