Melissa George To Lead BBC’s “Nemesis”

Melissa George has scored the lead role in the spy thriller series “Nemesis” aka “Morton” at BBC-Cinemax reports Deadline.

“X-Files” executive producer Frank Spotnitz created the suspense thriller which centers on a highly skilled operative (George) for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that might have been orchestrated by members of her own team.

Once she returns to the firm, she must perform her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead.

S.J. Clarkson will direct the first two episodes of the series, which will start production this fall in Europe and North Africa. BBC One commissioned eight episodes back in January.

Cinemax is co-producing with Kudos Film and Television who has a lot of familiarity with the genre having produced the BBC’s “Spooks” (aka. “MI-5”) over the past ten years. George herself played spy in the third season of ABC’s “Alias”.