ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group picks up the German rights to the television adaptation of William Boyd’s international bestselling spy novel “Restless”. Starring Hayley Atwell (“Captain America”), Rufus Sewell (“Pillars of the Earth”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Charlotte Rampling (“Melancholia”) and Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter), the 2 x 90’ event miniseries filmed in South Africa and the UK is produced by Endor Productions.
Set against the background of the British Secret Service operations in the USA during World War II, “Restless” tells the gripping story of Eva Delectorskaya, a young Russian recruited as a spy to infiltrate the corridors of power and swinging public opinion toward the US joining the allied war effort.
Irina Ignatiew, Regional Sales Director German-Speaking Countries at Red Arrow International says: “‘Restless’ is a compelling spy-thriller with all the ingredients for success: based on a best-selling novel by William Boyd, a screenplay written by the author himself and a terrific cast. ProSiebenSat.1 Media has a reputation for amazing miniseries and we are thrilled that ‘Restless’ is one of them.”
Written by William Boyd and directed by Edward Hall (“MI5”), “Restless” is produced by Emmy Award winner, Hilary Bevan Jones (“State Of Play”, “Girl In The Café”) of Endor Productions. Executive Producers are William Boyd, Matthew Read for BBC and Christian Vesper for Sundance Channel.