AMC acquired the six-part series, starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher), for its streaming service AMC+ and plans to bow the show on April 15.
Created and written by novelist William Boyd, Spy City is set in Berlin in 1961, at the height of the Cold War, when the city was divided into four sectors and run by the Russian, French, American, and British armies. Cooper plays Fielding Scott, a spy as been sent by the British Secret Intelligence Service to root out a traitor who is feeding secrets to the Russians.
Leonie Benesch (Babylon Berlin), Adrian Lukis (Pride and Prejudice), Johanna Wokalek (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Romane Portail (A Kid), and Seumas f. Sargent (Tom of Finland) co-star. Spy City was produced by Leonine Studios-owned Odeon Fiction and Miramax TV. for German public broadcaster ZDF and Deutsche Telekom’s streaming service Magenta TV. The series will have its free premiere on ZDF this fall.
Odeon Fiction’s Britta Meyermann, Mischa Hofmann, and Ann-Kathrin Eicher produced the series. Dominic Cooper, William Boyd, Thomas Augsberger, and Bill Block were executive producers, alongside Magenta TV’s Michael Schuld and Sven Philipp, and ZDF’s Wolfgang Feindt and Annika Schmidt. ZDF, Seven Stories, and Wilma Film co-produced in association with Magenta TV.
ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is selling Spy City worldwide.