Being Human creator Toby Whithouse is writing a new six-part Cold War spy thriller for BBC One.
The Game tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as they battle to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War.
When a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot, the charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 assembles a secret team to investigate.
Each episode will see the team uncover a new traitor to investigate, another piece of the jigsaw and another mission into the unknown. With Cold War tensions at a terrifying peak, how far are they prepared to go to keep ahead of the great game?
Faith Penhale, Head of Drama at BBC Cymru Wales and Executive Producer, said: “We’re thrilled to announce this fantastic new drama from Toby Whithouse for BBC Cymru Wales.
“The Game is an exciting story of the lives and lies of invisible soldiers fighting a secret war and with Toby’s brilliant writing we can expect some wonderful characters and lots of surprises.”
The series could prove a worthy successor to Spooks and cash-in on the success of Tomas Alfredson big screen Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy adaptation.