Sunday, 29 July 2012

Trailer: HUNTED (BBC)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hunted is the BBC's flashy new espionage thriller, created by Frank Spotnitz (The X Files, Millennium). It stars Melissa George (Alias, The Slap) as a highly skilled intelligence operative called Sam who goes on the run after being targeted by her own elite firm. Spotnitz himself says he's "... incredibly excited about the ambition of this series. It's got action on a cinematic scale, huge story twists and turns, and intriguing characters who are both emotionally and morally complex. I can’t imagine a better cast, director or production team to bring it all to life."

Jane Featherstone, Chief Executive of producers Kudos, says they're "... very lucky to have the brilliant Melissa George in the role. She'll bring guts, subtlety and strength to the role, which is exactly what we need. Starring opposite Melissa is the brilliant Adam Rayner as Aidan, together their fantastically complicated romance will keep audiences gripped."

The series is a co-production between Spooks creators Kudos Film & Television, Spotnitz's production company Big Light Productions and HBO's Cinemax (who also co-produce Sky's Strike Back). The cast is rounded out by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Adam Rayner (Mistresses), Morven Christie (The Sinking of the Laconia), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America), Uriel Emil (Criminal Justice), Patrick Malahide (Billy Elliot), Oscar Kennedy (Toast) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys).

What do you think of the trailer? Is it essentially the BBC's own Strike Back? The next Spooks? Is there anything here to get you excited, or does it all feel a little by-the-numbers from the trailer? Just another Bourne-esque spy-on-the-run show?