BBC Releases Trailer of Spy Thriller Party Shot in Greece (video)

The BBC has released the first trailer of the “The Little Drummer Girl“, an adaptation of John le Carre’s famous spy thriller, that was partly shot at the ancient temple of Sounio, south of Athens.

The miniseries, which will be screened shorty in the U.K., is directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker), and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh.

The filming at Sounio last April proved controversial, after the Greek Central Archaeological Council (KAS) initially refused to grant permission, claiming the long hours requested at the site and the number of people involved would be unacceptable.

The council’s decision attracted strong criticism as Greece attempts to drum up much-needed investment by offering filmmakers a cost-effective destination to shoot.

Eventually, the decision was reversed and shooting was allowed to proceed on April 12.