MI-5 is an extension of the BBC One series also known as Spooks, starring Peter Firth as the British chief of counter-terrorism, Harry Pearce. The long-running show tapped in to the vibe of 24, Homeland, and Strike Back. In the new film, Pearce is calling in some heavy-duty reinforcements: Jon Snow.
When a terrorist escapes custody, Pearce determines the only way to stop him from blowing up London is to bring in someone who doesn’t have to play by the normal rulebook. And so, Kit Harington’s Will Holloway is brought in to save the day.
The original show, which focused on a group of MI-5 officers, ran for 10 series, concluding its run with six million viewers according to The Guardian. Other returning characters, in addition to Firth’s Pearce, include Lara Pulver as Erin Watts and Tim McInnery as Mace.
MI-5, originally titled Spooks: The Greater Good, is directed by Bharat Nalluri, who also directed episodes of the TV series. The upcoming action thriller hits DirecTV on Nov. 5 and on-demand services and select theaters on Dec. 4, and EW has its exclusive trailer.