Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer, BBC One’s new John Le Carré adaptation starting October 28th

Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer before the series’ October 28th premiere

The new BBC One drama adaptation of John Le Carré ‘s book ‘The Little Drummer Girl‘ premieres on BBC One on October 28th, and it looks incredibly exciting.

The series was directed by South Korean film and TV director Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), and stars Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, Clare Holman, Charles Dance, Max Irons and Kate Sumpter. It is Park’s TV debut.

The Little Drummer Girl is set in the 1970s, and follows Charlie Ross (Pugh), an actress on holiday in Greece. While there, she meets a man (Skarsgard) and is offered what he calls ‘an acting role in the theater of the real’.


Before long, Charlie is embroiled in a plot involving an Israeli spymaster and in fear for her life.

The series is expected to do as well as the acclaimed and BAFTA winning The Night Manager, which was also produced by the same people.

Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer in the video below. And tune into BBC One on October 28th for the first episode in the six-part mini-series on October 28th at 9pm.

Once the first episode has aired, you can also watch it and subsequent episodes on the BBC iPlayer.

Related: Watch the BBC series ‘Bodyguard‘ starring Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden


Michelle Topham