David Tennant to Star in BBC America Miniseries ‘The Spies of Warsaw’

Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant will play a decorated war hero in the years leading up to World War II in “The Spies of Warsaw”

David Tennant will star in the new BBC America mini-series "The Spies of Warsaw," the network said Wednesday.

The miniseries, based on the Alan Furst novel of the same name, is set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin, in the years leading up to World War II. Former "Doctor Who" star Tennant will play Col. Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war who's "drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw" while serving as a military attache at the French embassy, according to BBC America.

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His love interest, played by "Black Swan" actress Janet Montgomery, is a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. The two enjoy an intensifying love affair as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.

The cast also includes Burn Gorman of "The Dark Knight Rises," Anton Lesser of "The Hour" and Dan Fredenburgh ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), among many others.

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"The Spies of Warsaw" will premiere as part of BBC America's Dramaville programming block. Fresh Pictures is producing, with BBC America co-producing with Apple Film for TV Poland in association with Arte France and BBC Worldwide.