London Spy is a drama TV series made up of five one-hour episodes created together by British and American filmmakers. The creator and author of the script is Tom Rob Smith. The release was carried out by BBC Two with the first season release date on the 9th of November 2015. The first season wrapped up on the 7th of December 2015. London Spy season 2 release date is unknown yet.
The cast includes Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Edward Holcroft, Samantha Spiro, Lorraine Ashbourne, David Hayman, Clarke Peters, and others.
London Spy follows lives of two young men named Danny and Alex (portrayed by Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft). Danny is gregarious, lovable and romantic. He has a crush on Alex – an enigmatic and extremely intelligent sociopath. Alex disappears at the very moment when the guys realize they are a perfect match for each other. Danny finds the dead body of Alex. Their lives have been different from the very beginning – Danny has always been a party animal fond of socializing and Alex turned out to be a former member of the intelligence service agency. Danny realizes that he will never get calm until he finds out the truth about Alex and his tragic and unpredictable death. Every new episode is devoted to Danny trying to reveal the secrets lying in the depths of world espionage.
The show was called a delicious and satisfying dish with one of the most powerful actors in the cast. Whishaw looks intense and concentrated throughout the series. It’s not a drama series about gay spies. It’s a drama series with the intense plotline and some of the characters that turn out to be gay.
London Spy was both criticized and acclaimed. It frustrated and intrigued at a time. The series has also been called strange and attractive. Ben Whishaw’s performance made the show memorable and exceptional. Probably, it’s because most part of the acting was done without dialogues. Jack Searle from The Guardian called the show intoxicating and emotionally aesthetic. To his opinion, London Spy managed to fill in the gap between the subtext and plotline itself.
Concerning the final episode, one of the critics from The Guardian said that the ending was implausible, however, enough to enjoy, thanks to the cast. The show was actively discussed for more than a month after the release of the last episode of the first season.
2nd Season Air Date
Tom Rob Smith is not sure if he actually wants to continue creating the series, cause he has no further decent ideas for the plot. However, BBC wants the second season. Everything depends on the decision of the creator. We will be able to tell you more about possible renewal when Tom Rob Smith shares more info in the media.