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AMC Sets Premiere Date for Alexander Skarsgård Spy Miniseries The Little Drummer Girl

Set aside three nights in November for sexy espionage

Liam Mathews

AMC is going to own three nights in November with The Little Drummer Girl, its upcoming limited series based on the spy novel by John le Carré. The network announced Tuesday that the six-part series will air on consecutive nights from Nov. 19 to 21.

Based on a 1983 by acclaimed spy novelist John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl -- a co-production by AMC and the BBC -- is helmed by Oldboy and Snowpiercer director Park Chan-wook and stars Big Little Lies and True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård, Boardwalk Empire madman Michael Shannon and Lady Macbeth's Florence Pugh as Charlie, an actress who turns double agent spy when she gets involved with Skarsgård's dashing mystery man Becker. Shannon plays spy mastermind Kurtz. It's his second high-profile limited series of the year after the Paramount Network's Waco. Please enjoy this amazing photo of him.

​Michael Shannon, The Little Drummer Girl

Michael Shannon, The Little Drummer Girl

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This is AMC's second limited series adaptation of a le Carré novel. 2016's The Night Manager starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman and picked off a directing Emmy for Susanne Bier from that year's juggernaut, The People v. O.J. Simpson. A second season of The Night Manager is in development.

The Little Drummer Girl premieres Monday, Nov. 19 at 9/8c on AMC and continues at the same time on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.