Richard Jenkins is joining the cast of Epix’s upcoming spy drama “Berlin Station.”
The “Olive Kitteridge” star will play Steven Frost, a Cold War veteran who serves as the CIA’s Chief of the Berlin Station in the 10-episode series produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
The series follows Daniel Meyer, a new case officer 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 named “Thomas Shaw.”
“Richard Jenkins is an enormous talent whose onscreen presence always manages to capture humanity and drama in its most sincere form — whether it’s through his sense of humility, humor or intelligence,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “On behalf of the entire creative team behind the show, we take great pride that he will be taking on the role of Frost in ‘Berlin Station,’ and we are all thrilled to have this opportunity to work with him.”
Brad Winters serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series.
Michaël Roskam (“Bullhead,” “The Drop”) will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes. Novelist Olen Steinhauer (“The Tourist,” “The Cairo Affair”) will write and executive produce the series. Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “House of Cards”) will executive produce with Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (“True Detective,” “The Knick”).
Jenkins is represented by The Gersh Agency and Bill Treusch Management.
Epix’s first two scripted series ever, “Berlin Station” and “Graves,” starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte, are scheduled to begin production this fall and premiere in 2016.