With Hitchcockian spell binding suspense, EPIX tantalizes us about its new spy show coming in Fall 2016, Berlin Station (right, my cap) in a new video trailer (below), starring the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage:
With the trailer at a mere 30 seconds, less is definitely more. The trailer makes me want more—of Berlin Station. From the pounding background music that sounds unnervingly like a hammer hitting an anvil in rapid rhythmic strokes, to the purposely jarring quick cut scene clips of key Berlin Station scenes and characters–portrayed by Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, and Rhys Ifans (below)–this storytelling feels like a fine vintage old school film noir—with no blood or guts spilled on screen, but with plenty of subtle hints of tensions and menacing danger to come.
And yes, as my dear friend Kitty pointed out, Richard Armitage—portraying U.S. spy man Daniel Miller in Berlin Station—is back on a roof top (below, my cap). *trembles* Have I mentioned that I’m afraid of heights? So the several shots from the tops of tall buildings were both voyeuristic and shiver inducing for me. But then, I’m always aquiver when Richard Armitage fills the screen.
Though the seemingly requisite blue photo lens filter (my cap, below top) whenever Richard is on screen—in the Berlin Station trailer and in some of his other projects–I could do without. So I did! (my edited cap, below bottom)
And today is Friday the 13th. Are there any black cats, broken mirrors, or ladders that we should look out for? Or maybe we can dispel the superstition with just glance at a tall, dark, and handsome British man? Hmmm. It’s worth a try.
Well, maybe there is one cat. A man with the feline stealth of a cat, being on guard, and trusting no one—a panther prowling the roof tops of Berlin. Purrrrr!
And Richard Armitage portraying Daniel Miller must find out who the leak is at Berlin Station to complete his mission and go home. But will he? Or will he find even more intrigue to investigate?
Here I am eagerly anticipating the ten episodes planned for series one of Berlin Station that will begin broadcasting in Fall 2016, and I am already hoping for a second season. *wink*
Thanks to the EPIX producers for a fabulous trailer!
P.S. Thanks to Claudia P. for sharing the Berlin Station trailer vid link!