Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth are to star in the BBC's new espionage thriller based on SS-GB (1978), Len Deighton's alternative history novel.
1941: the Germans have won the Battle of Britain and London is under occupation. English police detective Douglas Archer (Riley) finds himself working under the SS as he investigates what appears to be a routine black market murder. Bosworth plays an American journalist who becomes inextricably linked with the murder case.The five-part series has an impressive writing team - Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have penned the last five James Bond films. The series goes into production this month and will air on BBC One in 2016.