Episodes: 29 (hour).
TV show dates: October 16, 2016 — February 17, 2019.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, Mina Tander, Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer, Caroline Gooddall, and Tamlyn Tomita.
TV show description:
A spy drama from creator Olen Steinhauer, the Berlin Station TV show centers on Daniel Miller (Armitage). As part of an investigation into a whistleblower, Miller goes to the CIA’s Berlin station on a secret mission to discover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks.
Once an analyst working in Panama, Daniel must acclimate himself to life as a field officer. Luckily, his old friend, the weary but charismatic Hector DeJean (Ifans), is on hand to shepherd him through all the deception, peril, and compromises involved in agent-running. As Miller delves into the case, he finds a conspiracy that leads back to Washington D.C.
Deputy Chief Robert Kirsch (Orser) also works out of Berlin. He uses everything from doggedness and determination to cold calculation and brute force to uncover any intelligence available in the German capital.
Meanwhile, there’s Cold War vet Steven Frost (Jenkins), who is the CIA’s Berlin Chief of Station. Although he is married to Kelly (Gooddall), he is also having an affair with his subordinate, Sandra Abe (Tomita).
As Berlin Station Internal Branch Chief, Valerie Edwards (Forbes) is an efficient and practical administrator. There’s also Esther Krug (Tander), an esteemed case officer with Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV, i.e. Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz).
While serving as an agent at the Langley HQ, April Lewis (Palmer) impressed the brass. Now, she’s been dispatched to Berlin Station on her first field assignment as a case officer. She’s not only the newest member of the team, she is also the youngest. Despite her youth and inexperience, she means to stand out here, as much as she did back home.
Eventually, BB Yates (Judd) replaces Frost as Chief of Station. She is on hand to work her magic and set things right in Berlin. While she is deeply loyal, Yates has her own way of doing things. Will any of these professionals remain unchanged after posting to Berlin? Stay tuned.
Episode #29 — Book of the Fallen
Mere hours remain before enemy forces topple the Estonian government and reclaim the country for Russia; without Langley’s backing, Berlin Station acts alone in one final desperate push to prevent the fall of a nation.
First aired: February 17, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the Berlin Station TV series? Should this EPIX TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?