Alfie Allen, Shazad Latif, Samira Wiley to Lead Sky Original ‘Atomic’

Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black) are to star in the newly unveiled Sky original series Atomic.

The five-part “dynamic and action-fueled adventure” series will follow Max (Allen) and Mohammed (Latif) two unlikely friends who become swept up in a cartel’s plot to transport uranium across North Africa and soon face an enormous decision: save themselves or risk everything to prevent a nuclear bomb falling into the wrong hands.

Pursued by Cassie Elliott (Wiley), a highly-skilled CIA agent, along with MI6 and a network of traffickers, Max and Mohammed find themselves, for once, having to be the good guys.

The show, from Gangs of London producer Pulse Films, is written by Gregory Burke (‘71, Entebbe, Rebus) and directed by Shariff Korver (Temple, Do Not Hesitate).

Writer and executive producer Burke said: “I am thrilled to bring the world of Atomic to life with the brilliant director Shariff Korver and such a wonderful cast. It is a story about the terrifying prospect of a world where nuclear weapons are easier to acquire than ever before, and about the infinite possibilities that exist within the best of us and the worst of us.”

Inspired by the non-fiction book Atomic Bazaar by Vanity Fair journalist William Langewiesche, Atomic is produced by Pulse Films, a VICE Studios Group company, in association with Sky Studios. The series is directed by Shariff Korver and produced by Peter McAleese. Executive producers are Jamie Hall and Judy Counihan for Pulse Films, Thomas Benski, Gregory Burke, and Sam Hoyle and Megan Spanjian for Sky Studios.

Atomic will be available on Sky and streaming service NOW in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution will handle international sales of the series.


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