The TV series “Spooks,” also known as “MI-5,” has often been labelled the British equivalent of “24”. It was a spy thriller series that ran for ten years and boasted talents that have since made names for themselves in other projects including David Oyelowo, Richard Armitage, Matthew Macfadyen, Iain Glen, Lara Pulver, Sophia Miles, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keely Hawes, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anna Chancellor and many more.
It was also distinctive because long before “Game of Thrones” and the like, it was not afraid to randomly kill off its core cast members – including its male leading man with the show going through at least four of those across its 86 episode run. Fitting then that ‘Thrones’ star Kit Harington is the new leading man in the show’s jump to the big screen in the new film “Spooks: The Greater Good”.
Today, the first trailer and posters for the film have been released, a film which hopes to appeal to newcomers as well. Only one cast member from the original series – Peter Firth’s MI5 chief Harry Pearce – is onboard for the film and his disappearance sets events in motion. “Scorpion” leading man Elyes Gabel and “Pride and Prejudice” star Jennifer Ehle are also involved in the film which opens later this year in the UK.