The pilot episode of “Berlin Station” Season 1, titled “Station To Station,” has been submitted as Epix’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing “Berlin Station” is one of only a handful of Best Drama Series contenders with episodes available for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones. This episode may not necessarily be Epix’s official Emmy submission following the nominations, but the premium network feels confident enough to present it to voters to begin the awards conversation.
Along with new comedy “Graves,” freshman drama “Berlin Station” marks Epix’s latest foray into the world of original programming. Richard Armitage (“Hannibal”) stars as CIA officer Daniel Miller, a former analyst at Langley headquarters in the United States who must now go undercover as a field agent after he’s tasked with finding a leak in Berlin, Germany. Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (“The Visitor”) also stars as Cold War vet Steven Frost, who’s now the CIA Chief of the Berlin Station.
TV critics enjoyed the 10-episode first season that aired at the end of 2016, with many feeling it lived up to other modern-day spy thrillers like “Homeland.” Glenn Garvin (Reason) wrote, “Sometime toward the end of the first episode, the show hits critical mass and turns mesmerizing and addictive.” And Robert Lloyd (Los Angeles Times) remarked, “‘Berlin Station’ is a tense, terse thriller — good-looking but never fussy, balancing character and plot in satisfying proportions, a new suit cut to classic lines.”
Below, see a detailed look at Epix’s Emmy FYC entry for “Berlin Station.”
#1.01 “Station To Station”
Airdate: October 16, 2016
Written by: Olen Steinhauer
Directed by: Michael R. Roskam
Emmy FYC synopsis: The one-hour, critically acclaimed, contemporary spy drama “Berlin Station” takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-famous whistleblower. The series follows Daniel Miller, a new arrival at Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks.
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