10:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Richard Jenkins Joins Epix Spy Drama 'Berlin Station'
Richard Jenkins has found his next act.
The Visitor actor has joined the ensemble cast of Berlin Station, a ten part contemporary spy series on premium television service Epix. The drama, produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, marks Jenkins return to premium series television since he played Nathaniel Fisher in Six Feet Under. In the new series, he'll portray Steven Frost, a veteran of the Cold War who serves as the CIA’s chief of the Berlin Station.
Production on the series is scheduled to begin this fall and premiere next fall on the network. It follows Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer at the CIA foreign station in Germany who has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower, Thomas Shaw. Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent. As he dives deeper into the German capital's hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders if anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin.
Brad Winters will serve as the showrunner and executive producer, while Michael Roskam (The Drop) will executive produce the straight-to-series order and will also direct the first two episodes. Spy novelist Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist) will write and executive produce the series. Eric Roth, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content will all serve as executive producers.
“Richard is one of the most respected and charismatic actors in the industry and we are honored that he has joined Berlin Station,” said president and CEO of Epix Mark S. Greenberg. “Epix is committed to offering our viewers smart, thought-provoking entertainment and with Berlin Station we will continue to meet that expectation.”
"Richard Jenkins is an enormous talent whose onscreen presence always manages to capture humanity and drama in its most sincere form — whether it's through his sense of humility, humor or intelligence," added president of Paramount TV Amy Powell. "On behalf of the entire creative team behind the show, we take great pride that he will be taking on the role of Frost in Berlin Station, and we are all thrilled to have this opportunity to work with him."
Jenkins has made over sixty feature films in his career, and most recently finished filming Bone Tomahawk, directed by S. Craig Zahler and also starring Kurt Russell. His other credits include The Hollars, God’s Pocket, Step Brothers, Four Minute Mile, White House Down, Eat Pray Love, Friends With Benefits, Dear John and Olive Kitteridge. Jenkins is repped by Gersh and Bill Treusch Management.