TV - SS-GB


Nothing to do with The Man in the High Castle (or current political situations), SS-GB premieres on BBC One this spring. Watch the trailer...

Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel, SS-GB is a complex thriller focusing on British Detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley). Forced to work under the brutal SS in a Nazi-occupied London, Archer is determined to continue to do his job in the service of his country, but against impossible odds.

The series starts in 1941, with the vast majority of England and Wales are under Nazi rule after losing the Battle of Britain. Pockets of resistance continue to show their defiance against the occupying German forces but, after a German pilot is murdered by a British Resistance fighter, tensions in London could not be higher.

When investigating what appears to be a simple black market murder, Archer is dragged into a much darker and more treacherous world where the stakes are as high as the ultimate outcome of the war. The elusive American journalist Barbara Barga (Kate Bosworth) may hold the key - but can he trust her? And when his lover Sylvia (Maeve Dermody) endangers her life by bravely making a stand against the oppressive regime, Archer is forced to confront a deeper dilemma. Can he carry out his duty to defend law and order when he is working for the wrong side? What is he willing to risk in the fight against fascism?

Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Bafta Award-winners Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale), the five episode series also stars James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Rainer Bock, Lars Eidinger, Christina Cole, Louis Serkis, Kit Connor and James Northcote.

Watch the trailer below.



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