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Follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has ... See full summary »

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Olen Steinhauer
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Richard Armitage ...  Daniel Miller 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Rhys Ifans ...  Hector DeJean 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Leland Orser ...  Robert Kirsch 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Michelle Forbes ...  Valerie Edwards 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Richard Jenkins ...  Steven Frost 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Mina Tander ...  Esther Krug 16 episodes, 2016-2017
Keke Palmer ...  April Lewis 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Tamlyn Tomita ...  Sandra Abe 10 episodes, 2016
Roger Ringrose ...  Jebediah Johnson 10 episodes, 2016
John Vaughan John Vaughan ...  CIA Agent 10 episodes, 2016
John Doman ...  Richard Hanes 9 episodes, 2017
Ashley Judd ...  BB Yates 9 episodes, 2017
Caroline Goodall ...  Kelly Frost 9 episodes, 2016
Bernhard Schütz ...  Hans Richter 9 episodes, 2016
Sabin Tambrea ...  Thin White Duke / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Heino Ferch ...  Joseph Emmerich 8 episodes, 2017
Emilia Schüle ...  Lena Ganz 8 episodes, 2017
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Follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, and the dangers and moral compromises. Written by amaka_ulpia

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Germany | USA

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English

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16 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Berlini küldetés See more »

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16:9 HD
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Both Richard Armitage and Will Yun Lee starred in Strike Back (2010). See more »

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A realistic slow-burn of international power games which took its time but really came through in the end
30 December 2016 | by feelinesoundSee all my reviews

I was doubtful at first, it seemed like a B-level series with B-level actors, a B-level concept on a WTF-level channel. The first couple of episodes did little to change my mind either, Berlin was just as weirdly misrepresented as in Homeland (seriously guys, Potsdamer Platz might be a nice shooting location but it's not where you'd hold confidential meetings or drop-offs). Moreover, many of the characters seemed to conform to silly stereotypes for the sake of giving the show a bit more of a flashy Hollywood feel at the expense of authenticity, with seemingly very obvious good guys and bad guys, the devious mole and the self-serving back-stabbing vice chief, and so on.

Well it certainly took its time, but as the show kept spinning its complex plot like an intricate spider's web its depth (along with that of its characters) was very slowly revealed, until towards the end I found myself really starting to sympathize with almost all of the main players -- none of whom ended up being as one-dimensional or gimmicky as they seemed at first. Even more impressive was that the complicated and multi-layered plot, with so many characters and B-plots and C-plots, really seemed to coalesce in the end into one meaningful story without any major loose ends or plot holes, every character's actions seeming completely in line with their personalities and motives. And suddenly it seemed more and authentic than both the shamelessly ridiculous Hollywood-style espionage thrillers like Bond and MI (of course) but also the opposite-end 'ultra-realistic' style of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and other John Le Carre adaptations, where the lack of human emotion can often give the movie a surreal edge.

Could it have had a tad more energy at times? Sure. A slightly better cast? Less broadly generic direction and score? You bet. Did it upset me when the Mossad agents sounded every bit as German as the BfV agents? Yes, it did. I would've really liked to see a more brilliantly executed version of this show, but very few shows are perfect and this one still proved pretty rich and enjoyable even with its slight imperfections.


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