BBC Two has released the first trailer for Legacy – a one-off Cold War thriller which boats an impressive roster of recognizable British actors among its cast. The drama stars Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox, Sherlock’s Andrew Scott, The Hour’s Romola Garai and The Hollow Crown’s BAFTA-winning Falstaff Simon Russell Beale among others.
Based on the novel by Alan Judd, Legacy is written by Paula Milne, who also penned the recent The Politician’s Husband with David Tennant. The drama tells the tale of a British spy named Charles Thoroughgood (played by Cox), who, at the height of the Cold War in 1970s London, discovers some rather unsettling information about his father’s complex past. Though Charles has barely begun his MI-6 training, he also winds up on a case involving an old university acquaintance (Scott) who is now a Soviet diplomat. Obviously this is going to complicate matters further.
Milne describes Legacy as more than just a British spy thriller, claiming that it has "an extraordinary personal twist" because of the family relationships involved in the story.
Watch the trailer for yourselves below and see what you think.