TRAILER: Melissa George Stars In 'Hunted' - BBC Drama For Autumn, The New 'Spooks'?

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Missing your dose of British spy drama since the demise of Spooks? Fear not.

The BBC have debuted the first trailer for Hunted - a high-energy security services thriller made by the same people who brought us Spooks, and owing no small debt to Homeland, too.

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Melissa George stars in Hunted

Melissa George stars in the show, a co-production between the BBC and American cable broadcaster Cinemax. The Australian actress, who at first listen is convincingly British in this, plays Samantha, a private intelligence agency operative. When an attempt is made on her life, it becomes apparent that it could be at the hands of one of her own team. When she recovers, she goes back into undercover service, not knowing who she can trust. Adam Rayner and Stephen Dillane co-star.

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'The role of a lifetime' is how Melissa George has described her role of Samantha in Hunted

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The first series is based mainly in London, with much of the background and technical espionage wizardry giving it a similar feel to the much-loved Spooks. Producers have already said that, if they are commissioned for a second series, they will move onto another European city for their setting.

Hunted is set for broadcast in the autumn. Watch the trailer below...

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