AMC’s upcoming miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl is shaping up to be one of the fall’s most anticipated new series, and it looks like the author himself will be serving up a fun cameo. The six-part miniseries boasts a stellar cast that includes Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård, and Michael Shannon in a thriller set in the 1970s. The espionage event marks the second high-profile adaptation of le Carré’s work for a joint production between the BBC and AMC, following in the very big footsteps of The Night Manager.
All evidence suggests this new miniseries will be an even bigger event, as it has not only nabbed a top-notch cast, but also the entire series is directed by Park Chan-wook. That the director of such films as Oldboy, The Handmaiden, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is on board with this project turns it into something potentially far more special that it already would have been — especially for fans of le Carré’s work and its subsequent adaptations.
Those fans can now be on the lookout for the author, as a new image reveals the circumstances of the cameo appearance he’ll make. As seen in the image below, it looks as though le Carré will be joined by Skarsgård in a scene involving a cafe of some kind, where the two play waiters. In case it’s been a while since you looked at his photo on the back of one of his books, le Carré is the gentleman in the middle of the image below:
There’s not a lot to go on from the image other than le Carré joins Alfred Hitchcock in making brief but memorable appearances in his work (or adaptations thereof). For more you’ll have to check out three new first-look images released by EW showing off the series’ cast, one image is a promotional photo but the other two, feature Pugh on a beach somewhere and Skarsgård in a club of some sort, sporting a dashing orange and green combo that seems intriguingly out of place in a spy thriller.
Unfortunately, audiences still have a considerable wait ahead of them, as The Little Drummer Girl won’t hit AMC until late November, when it becomes a three-night event. Until then, those eager to see more of the new miniseries will have to wait patiently for the first trailer.
The Little Drummer Girl premieres Monday, November 21 @9pm on AMC.