Filming has begun in Germany for West of Liberty, a six-part adaptation of the first in a series of political thrillers by Thomas Engström about former STASI agent Ludwig Licht, played by Wotan Wilke Möhring.
Ludwig Licht (Wotan Wilke Möhring) is retired and running a bar in Berlin when Clive Barner (Matthew Marsh), head of the CIA Berlin station and Licht´s contact from his time as a double agent in the seventies, drags him back into the darkness of the intelligence world.
Barner asks Licht to look into Lucien Gell (Lars Eidinger) of whistle-blowing site Hydraleaks who is accused by the site’s former spokesperson, Faye Morris (Michelle Meadows), of being responsible for the death of three Americans in Marrakesh. She narrowly escaped the attack herself and wants revenge.
West of Liberty, written by Sara Heldt (Death of a Pilgrim) and Donna Sharp (The Team), is directed by Barbara Eder and will be filmed on location in Berlin, Cologne, Morocco and Sweden through until May. It is a co-production between SVT in Sweden and Germany’s ZDF, and has been pre-sold to TV2 Norway and Finland’s YLE.