Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes Cast in Epix Espionage Series ‘Berlin Station’

Show follows CIA officer trying to uncover source of a leak within agency

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Richard Armitage and Michelle Forbes have been cast in the upcoming Epix espionage series “Berlin Station,” the network announced Friday.

Armitage, best known for his role as dwarf leader Thorin in “The Hobbit” trilogy, will play CIA case officer Daniel Meyer, who arrives at the CIA foreign station in Berlin on a mission to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower.

Forbes, who appeared on AMC’s “The Killing” and NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” will play Valerie Edwards, the section head of the Berlin station.

The two join previously announced stars Richard Jenkins, who will play Station Chief and Cold War veteran Steven Frost, and Rhys Ifans, who will play jaded case officer Hector DeJean.

The show is a co-production between Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Michaël Roskam will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes. Novelist Olen Steinhauer will write and executive produce the series. Eric Roth will executive produce with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content.

“Berlin Station” is one of the two first scripted series that Epix has ever produced. The other, “Graves,” will star Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte. Nolte will play a former President who decides to right the wrongs of his administration, while his wife (Sarandon) embarks on a political career of her own.

Armitage is represented by WME, the law firm Sloane, Offer, Webber and Dern, LLP and Management 360. Forbes is represented by UTA.