Fresh off his acclaimed film All calm on the west frontOscar-winning director Edward Berger has teamed up with Netflix once again for a new spy thriller based on the Christopher Reich film. Simon Riske series of books. Here’s the lowdown on what we know so far.
edward berger is ready to lead the new Simon Riske series, which is in early development. The scripts are being written by rowan joffe (Tin Star, the Tell-Tale). The series is described as being along the lines of the day of the jackal and the bourne Identity.
He Simon Riske The television series will be a co-production between eOne and See-Saw Films, with Brillstein Creative Partners producing.
Deadline first announced that the project would be on Netflix in mid-March 2023 with Christopher Reich confirming the news on facebook Saying «Here we go!»
This is all we know about the new Simon Riske series:
What is the plot of the Simon Riske series?
The first season of the Simon Riske series is said to focus on the first book of the series, He takes it.
Here’s the synopsis for Christopher Reich’s 2018 novel the take:
Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his position, lives a quiet life in his garage in central London. He gets hired to do odd jobs for a bank, an insurance company or the British Secret Service, when he’s not cleverly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a corrupt Russian oligarch.
Riske has kept his life quiet by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster named Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the biggest street heist in Paris history: a visiting Saudi prince saw his lightened pockets with millions in cash and then some. Hidden inside a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upset the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back when the CIA knocks on Simon’s door.
Coluzzi was once Riske’s brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit ordered by Coluzzi. Now, years later, he’s a thief against a thief, and a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, his equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself, are hot on their trail.
Who is in the cast of the new series?
As of March 2023, no cast members have been announced for the new Edward Berger series. This is because the series is in very early stages of development and casting is not expected to begin until later, when the project is closer to the start of production.
How many episodes will the series have?
Netflix hasn’t confirmed the series’ episode count, but it would be reasonable to assume it will be the standard 8-10 hour-long episodes.
What is the production status of the spy thriller?
As of March 2023, the as-yet-untitled series is in early development with the scripts being written as we speak. There is still no news about the start of filming.
What is the Netflix release date for the series?
As the series is still in the early stages of development, it’s too early to talk about release dates, but perhaps we could estimate sometime in 2024, based on a summer 2023 start of filming.