SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).

February 9, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More

And here’s SS-GB first trailer, adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history science fiction novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres on BBC One the end of this month (February 2017).

Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale), SS-GB is a TV scifi thriller focusing on British Detective Douglas Archer. Forced to work under the brutal SS in an alternative reality occupied London, Archer is determined to continue to do his job in the service of his country, but against impossible odds.

We first meet Archer in 1941, with the vast majority of England and Wales are under Nazi occupation after losing the Battle of Britain. Pockets of resistance continue to show their defiance against the occupying German forces, but after a German pilot is murdered by a British Resistance fighter, tensions in London could not be higher.

When investigating what appears to be a simple black market murder, Archer is dragged into a much darker and more treacherous world where the stakes are as high as the ultimate outcome of the war. The elusive American journalist Barbara Barga may hold the key – but can he trust her? And when his lover Sylvia endangers her life by bravely making a stand against the oppressive regime, Archer is forced to confront a deeper dilemma. Can he carry out his duty to defend law and order when he is working for the wrong side? What is he willing to risk in the fight against fascism?

Detective Douglas Archer is played by Sam Riley, Barbara Barga by Kate Bosworth, DS Harry Woods by James Cosmo, Sylvia Manning by Maeve Dermody, PC Jimmy Dunn by Aneurin Barnard, Fritz Kellermann by Rainer Bock, SS Standartenfuehrer Dr Oskar Huth by Lars Eidinger, Mrs Sheenan by Christina Cole, Douggie Archer by Louis Serkis, Bob Sheenan by Kit Connor and John Spode by James Northcote.

SS-GB first trailer (UK's answer to The Man in the High Castle).

SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle).


Category: Films, Scifi, TV

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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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  1. Chuck says:

    We’ll see if it stays even partially true to the book and the story of how people survive under a system they don’t support but have to work for.

    Archer’s character was not black or white in that regard. He was a good cop working for the new government & it’s German owners. He was no heroic figure in any way fighting the Germans nor were the Germans cartoon stereotypes which what made the book rather good.

    The trailer has me wondering about that, maybe it’s just tossing out what as fantasy rather than the ugly reality such a situation would have made. I hope so, reality can be depressing but to change the main aspect of the book would be just wrong.

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