‘Slap’ Actress To Star In BBC’s ‘New Spooks’, Nemesis

Does your week feel empty without a super-charged injection of espionage action from the Spooks gang?

Fear not, series producer Kudos is producing a new eight-part “international espionageâ€? drama called Nemesis due to blast its way onto schedules next year.

The subtly named drama centres around Sam, a member of an elite private intelligence firm, who survives an assassination attempt that may have been ordered by her colleagues. When she finally returns to work after her ordeal, she is unsure who to trust

Created and written by The X-Files writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz, the series promises some hardcore “action on a cinematic scale, huge story twists and turns, and intriguing characters who are both emotionally and morally complex”.

Emotionally AND morally complex characters? We’re in.

Spotnitz added: “I’m incredibly excited about the ambition of this series.â€?

The lead action heroine, Sam, will be played by Aussie actor Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy, The Slap).

The BBC drama commissioning controller, Ben Stephenson, said: “Melissa George is a fantastic choice to play BBC1’s new leading lady known as Sam, a complex and mysterious Bourne-style female spy unlike anyone we’ve seen on TV before.”

Mistresses actor Adam Rayner will also join the cast as Sam’s colleague and love interest. Filming has started and will take place on location in Scotland, London and Morocco.