ITV espionage drama 'Secret Service' to film in London and Malta

Production is set to commence early next year

By Gabriella Geisinger 28 May 2024

ITV espionage drama 'Secret Service' to film in London and Malta
Tom Bradby; Courtesy ITV

ITV has announced the upcoming espionage drama Secret Service which will film in London, UK, and Malta in early 2025.

Adapted from ITV News anchor Tom Bradby's novel of the same name, Bradby is cowriting the series with screenwriter Jemma Kennedy.

Secret Service follows senior MI6 officer, Kate Henderson, whose life must seem pretty ordinary to those who don’t know her well, as she’s happily married with two teenagers and a job in the civil service. 

However, Kate’s real job is heading up the Russia Desk of the Secret Intelligence Service. When her undercover operations reveal alarming evidence that a senior UK politician is possibly a high-level Russian asset, Kate is in a race against time to uncover their identity.

Then a young woman is brutally murdered, throwing Kate and her team into the spotlight. With blood on her hands, her reputation to uphold, her family hanging by a thread, and an election looming, Kate is quickly running out of options and the clock is ticking.

Set in London, and moving between different European locations, Secret Service, is produced by Potboiler Productions. Helen Ziegler who will oversee production of the drama on the broadcaster’s behalf.

Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood will executive produce the series for Potboiler Productions. The drama will be produced in association with All3Media International who will handle the international distribution of the series.

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