Since actor David Tennant left his star-making role in "Doctor Who" in 2010, he has been largely absent from American television screens. Thursday, BBC America announced via press release, that the network would be premiering "Spies of Warsaw," featuring David Tennant, starting April 3rd.
The period drama features Tennant as Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of World War One "...drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw." The network describes the series as an intelligent and historical narrative interlaced with flawed, romantic and compelling characters in the turbulent years surrounding the second World War.
When asked about his role, Tennant is quoted as saying:
"His background is that he’s a ‘chevalier’, so he’s minor aristocracy... I would say he is motivated absolutely by his duty, but also by his personal morality. And I think that’s how we start to see him coming up against his own superiors, because he believes they are not treating Hitler with the respect he deserves – that actually he’s a bigger threat than anyone is willing to accept."
The series will be part of the network's Wednesday night Dramaville block, which has featured such stellar programming as: "The Hour" and "Luther."
Denver area fans can check out "Spies of Warsaw" on BBC America (channel 162 for metro area Comcast subscribers) starting April 3. Fans of David Tennant can also watch his work on "Doctor Who." Local retailers like Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and Target all carry the popular science fiction series on DVD.