For those that have been off the grid since Spooks (MI5 in America) came to an end there is light at the end of the tunnel. Filming has begun on Spooks: The Greater Good, the feature film which picks up where the TV series left off. You might remember that Sir Harry had decided to leave Thames House for the quiet life with Ruth until a knife came between her and Harry. Well, Sir Harry returns to the Grid no longer interested in the thought of a ‘normal life’ without Ruth.
The good news for fans of the brilliant bit of television that was Spooks is that, just like the original 10 seasons, no character is safe. As Adam Carter, Ros Myers, Lucas North, Fiona Carter, Danny Hunter, Jo Portman, Ruth Evershed and Tariq Masood to name a few will attest, this is not so good news for anyone based at Thames House. Who can forget the rooftop stand-off between Lucas and Harry, which ended series 9.
Game of Thrones star, Kit Harington has been cast alongside Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Tuppence Middleton (The Love Punch) and Peter Firth, who played Sir Harry Pearce, the head of the MI5 counter terrorism unit and the only person to appear in every episode for the television series’ 10-year run. Spooks: The Greater Good follows a runaway terrorist named Adam Qasim. After he escapes from MI5 custody (why does that always happen), the disgraced spies have to try and recapture Qasim before he causes more terror.
Spooks: The Greater Good has a target release date later in 2014.