Master of espionage John le Carré’s captivating storytelling has seen many adaptations in the writer’s long career, from The Constant Gardner and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The most recent televised adaptation was 2016’s The Night Manager, a smash-hit miniseries starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, airing on both BBC One in the U.K. and on AMC. In its footsteps comes The Little Drummer Girl, the latest le Carré story to come to the small (or streaming) screen, hitting AMC on November 19.
The Little Drummer Girl, a “gripping” spy thriller, has already earned quite the buzz for both its captivating performances and stylish filmmaking. The story follows fiery actress and left-wing idealist Charmian “Charlie” Ross as she is entangled into a complex game of espionage and takes on the role of a double agent. Set in the late 1970s, with vibrant costumes and lavish filming locations across Europe, from London and Prague to Greece, The Little Drummer Girl marks the television debut of acclaimed Korean director Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker).
This pulsating, globetrotting thriller stars Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie, the struggling young actress who turns out to be a natural at inventing false identities. As the mysterious Gadi Becker, whose holiday fling with Charlie lures her into the world of espionage, is Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood). Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire) stars as Israeli spymaster Martin Kurtz.
From the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning The Night Manager, The Little Drummer Girl is similarly co-produced with BBC One and AMC, and debuted in the U.K. on October 28 to rave reviews. AMC will launch the six-part miniseries as two-hour blocks over three consecutive nights beginning November 19.
For a taste of the intrigue and a glimpse of the international locations (and amazing clothes), check out the latest trailer below or on AMC.com.
Where to Watch The Little Drummer Girl Online
The Little Drummer Girl will begin airing in the U.S. on November 19 on AMC. The AMC network is available through several streaming services, however, to watch without a cable subscription.
Watch The Little Drummer Girl on Philo
Philo is one of the most affordable cable alternatives, giving you streaming access to 40 channels a month for $16, or 49 channels for $20, after a free 7-day trial. AMC is available in the base 40-channel package and can be watched online through the Philo player or on AMC.com by using your Philo login, as well as on mobile devices with an iOS or Android app, via Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Most shows are available to watch live or same-day as the broadcast, so no waiting for next-day on-demand access.
Watch The Little Drummer Girl on Sling TV
Another solid option for cable channels without the box is Sling TV, and you can get AMC through that streaming service as well, as part of either of the standard $25 Blue or Orange packages (each has a slightly different channel line up). There is no contract required and you get a 7-day free trial with Sling as well.
Amazon and iTunes
If you don’t have a streaming service and just want to purchase episodes of The Little Drummer Girl, it will be released for purchase through Amazon and iTunes and is available either by episode or the full season.
The Little Drummer Girl isn’t on Hulu
Unfortunately, while Hulu does carry some AMC programming, it is limited to just a few of their shows, and as of this writing, there is no information whether they will release The Little Drummer Girl on this platform.
Other Ways to Watch The Little Drummer Girl Online
Many of the heftier streaming services also carry AMC, however, including DirectTV Now and Fubo. Check out our previous reviews of those services for more information on costs and benefits:
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