Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Hannibal) has been tapped as the lead in Berlin Station, Epix ‘s 10-part contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Also cast in the drama was The Killing‘s Michelle Forbes.

Berlin Station follows Daniel Meyer Michelle Forbes(Armitage ), a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower. Guided by jaded veteran, Case Officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) — a darkly charming, tenacious agent who works for Chief Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) — Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent — agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. Forbes plays Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense administrator who serves as a Berlin Station Section Head.

Armitage, recently seen in Into The Storm and indie feature Sleepwalker, is repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane, Offer. UTA-repped Forbes, who earned an Emmy nom for her role in The Killing, recurs on Orphan Black and co-starred on The Returned. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.