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Richard Jenkins is going back to television
Richard Jenkins is heading to television.
The Oscar-nominated actor (and newly-minted Emmy nominee for his role in HBO's "Olive Kitteridge") has joined the cast of Epix's "Berlin Station," a 10-episode "contemporary spy tale" that will serve as the premium cabler's first original series. Jenkins, whose big-screen credits include "The Visitor" and "Jack Reacher," will play Steven Frost, a Cold War veteran who serves as the CIA's Chief of the Berlin Station. It's the actor's first foray into episodic television since HBO's "Six Feet Under."
"Berlin Station" will center on a rookie case officer whose mission it is to locate the source of a leak at the titular compound. Belgian writer/director Michaël Roskam ("Bullhead") is executive-producing alongside scribe Olen Steinhauer; Roskam will direct the first two episodes.
Production on the series will begin in the fall. — Chris Eggertsen