Announcement and Synopsis
The announcement that Richard will play the lead role in a new 10 part series from EPIX television called Berlin Station was made on 11th September 2015. The series will be released in October 2016 via EPIX television, with international distribution handled by Paramount Television.
Announcements were made on Variety, Deadline, TV Line and The Hollywood Reporter. All the photos of Richard were taken at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies premiere in Los Angeles in December 2014.
From Variety: “We are very happy to have found our ‘Daniel’ to join this incredible ensemble cast,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX. “Richard is a singular talent who has the presence and attitude to bring this character and story to life”...“Both Richard and Michelle are enormously talented actors who exhibit an on-screen intensity and passion that viewers respond to because of their intellect and ability to let transformation overcome their characters,” added Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV.
Richard plays Daniel Meyer, a CIA case officer who becomes an undercover agent in Berlin, tasked with uncovering the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower called Thomas Shaw. Guided by jaded veteran, Case Officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) — a darkly charming, tenacious agent who works for Chief Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) — Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent — agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. Forbes plays Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.
The first official pictures from Berlin Station were published on 6th April 2016, via the German news outlet Berliner Zeitung, two of which show Richard as Daniel Miller. Many press outlets are still referring to his character as Daniel Meyer, as this was the name given on the original PR release, however Richard and the writer have since confirmed on twitter that the character is called Daniel Miller.
Here are the two new photos - click to enlarge.
The article refers to the German actress Victoria Mayer and her role as Ingrid Hollander in the US drama, and so there is no information about Richard or his role, except a small reference to her character's interaction with Mr Miller: 'For me it is more about Ingrid's conflict with the agent, who is played by Richard Armitage, and her confrontation with the American secret service'. Here is a rough English translation of the article.
Articles in the Press
8th March 2016 BILD-Zeitung Berlin (click to enlarge)
English translation - thanks to Servetus.
Many thanks to the German RA Board for the photo of the article.
The official website for the series released interactive content in July 2016, with more content to be released when the series airs in October 2016. Follow the links on the site for information about the characters and teaser information about the show.
The first trailer for Berlin Station was released by EPIX on 12th May 2016 and is here on YouTube.
A second trailer entitled "Daniel's Mission" was published on 28th July. Watch here on YouTube. The first scene from the series was also released on the same day as part of an exclusive by Entertainment Weekly. Watch it here, preceded by the trailer.
Behind the Scenes
Getty Images posted pictures of Richard filming Berlin Station on 23rd November 2015 on the streets of Berlin. Click here.
The production received funding from the German Motion Picture Fund, and Richard was photographed with Parliamentary State Secretary Iris Gleicke, as posted by Richard on twitter 14 March 2016.
Filming in La Palma April 2016
Richard filmed scenes for Berlin Station on the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands on 12 April. News reports, pictures and video have been posted on twitter as follows:
- This photo of Richard with officials from the town is courtesy of Cabildo de La Palma (@CabLaPalma). Click to enlarge.
- A slightly different version of the above photo from eldiario.es: "Anselmo Pestana greets actor Richard Armitage during filming in La Palma in the series ' Berlin Station'". Mr Pestana, on Richard's left, is the president of the Cabildo de La Palma the governing body of La Palma.
- Behind the scenes video of filming, thanks to Sebas Media Prod (@sebasmediaprod), showing Richard doing a lot of walking around the town! Watch on youtube.
- TV La Palma video of the filming on YouTube
- Slightly shorter video by TV La Palma on YouTube
A behind the scenes photo of Paul Michael Chan and Richard on the set of Berlin Station was published on mysteryplayground.net on 25th July 2016. This photo is also in the Behind the Scenes gallery. Thanks to @verdandi21 on twitter.
Berlin Station Twitter account
Berlin Station on IMDB
Berlin Station Gallery on RichardArmitageNet
last updated 29 July 2016