With “Restless” recently on the Sundance Channel, “The Americans” premiering on FX at the end of this month and “Homeland” scooping up awards, spies are all over the small screen at the moment. The latest addition will be two-part miniseries “Spies of Warsaw,” which BBC America has slated to air on Wednesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 10 at 9pm.
Adapted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (the screenwriters behind Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe”) from the novel by Alan Furst and executive produced by Richard Fell (“Outcasts”), “Spies of Warsaw” stars former “Doctor Who” lead David Tennant as a French military attaché who gets drawn into a world of espionage and intrigue in Warsaw in the years leading up to World War II. Janet Montgomery (“Made in Jersey”) plays the Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations, with whom Tennant’s character starts an affair.
“Spies of Warsaw” is co-produced by BBC America, BBC Worldwide and Arte France. A UK trailer for the miniseries is below: