I happened to find an official “Berlin Station” Facebook page last Friday (Feb. 19th). And I wrote a comment to it hoping that we would see some updates to that page—since as of yet, they had only shared one post about secondary characters being cast. And I also invited my FB friends to like the page.
So feeling hopeful, I have asked EPIX another question (below) about “Berlin Station” (Richard Armitage and Michelle Forbes images right). My motto is “it never hurts to ask”. Ha!
And I have added some hyperlinks to my original question post text below for your convenience.
February 23, 2016–Question to EPIX about cast/character interactions
Hi there, EPIX,
I hope you don’t mind me asking a teensy Berlin Station news question–just to get the ball rolling. Ha! But of course, we’ll be happy with whatever news you wish to share.
My question is related to cast/character dynamics. You have assembled a solid, experienced, and award nominated/winning cast. The four actors in your Facebook banner–Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, and Ryhs Ifans (below) are fantastic in the past roles that I have enjoyed seeing them in! And I, for one, can’t wait to see them in action as an ensemble! Might you have a little snippet of behind the scenes insights that you might share as to how their characters interact with each other?
For example, Richard Armitage’s Daniel Miller/Meyer character goes from being a desk bound intelligence analyst to a field operative–based on plot descriptions that I have read so far. Will there be a steep learning curve there for Daniel? And might Daniel’s newness create some friction with the old spy pros at Berlin Station–such as with Richard Jenkins’ character? As of yet, I’m not sure who is a good guy or bad guy–in case Jenkins’ character is a bad guy/nemesis. Ha! Or will Daniel come to the table with fresh eyes and a more global perspective about whatever crisis they are dealing with? Okay, I’m calling that a three part question. Ha!
Thanks and Cheers! Grati
P.S. And I am so looking forward to seeing Michelle Forbes portray her station leader character as a strong woman. Yet will we also see her vulnerable side? And might Richard Armitage’s character Daniel complement her character’s strength or vulnerability? Hmmm? And Rhys Ifans? Well he is delightful whenever I see him in a role.
Image of Richard Jenkins (below left) and Richard Armitage (below right): From the Medienboard Reception (February 13, 2016), courtesy of Variety: http://variety.com/2016/film/global/variety-10-europeans-to-watch-medienboard-berlin-1201707006/