Melissa George (Sam Hunter) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the first season of the acclaimed HBO series "In Treatment," in which she starred with Gabriel Byrne. She also starred in the BBC series "The Slap," which was nominated for a BAFTA Award, the British comedy "Swinging" and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival award winner "A Lonely Place to Die." Her other credits include "30 Days of Night," "Down with Love," "The Limey," "The Music Within," "The Amityville Horror," "Derailed," "Turistas," "Dark City," "Mulholland Drive," "Alias" and "Grey's Anatomy."
As an entrepreneur, George developed and marketed the revolutionary product Hemming My Way, which assists in hemming garments without sewing by employing NASA technology and is sold in 21 countries. Fluent in Spanish, the Australian actress now makes her home in New York, Buenos Aires and Paris. She won multiple awards as a champion roller skater, including the Australian national championship title.
Adam Rayner (Aidan Marsh) began his career on the London stage, most notably in the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the American play "This Is Our Life," where he took over Matt Damon's role. His TV credits include "Hawthorne," "Mistresses" and "Dragon Age: Redemption."
Stephen Dillane's (Rupert Keel) extensive theater work includes "Hamlet" and "The Real Thing," for which he won a Tony Award. He recently portrayed Stannis Baratheon in season two of HBO's "Game of Thrones," and was nominated for an Emmy® Award for his portrayal of Thomas Jefferson in the Emmy®-winning HBO miniseries "John Adams." Dillane's other credits include "The Hours," "Goal! The Dream Begins," "Spy Game," "Welcome to Sarajevo," "King Arthur" and the upcoming UK series "Coup."
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Deacon Crane) is best known for his portrayals of Mr. Eko on "Lost" and Adebisi on the HBO series "Oz." His other credits include "Killer Elite," "The Thing," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "The Bourne Identity," "Best Laid Plans," "Unstoppable" and "The Mummy Returns." He portrayed the warlord Tahir on the CINEMAX series "Strike Back."
Byzantium's top agent, Sam Hunter is the product of a dark past. She exercises self-discipline to the extreme and keeps her true self a closely guarded secret. Yet, while undercover she can feign a range of emotions, earning the trust of whomever she needs to in order to carry out the mission.
Born to a middle-class English family in Iran, Aidan has always known how to take care of himself in any environment. Sam's former lover and a popular member of the Byzantium team, a rash of suspicious circumstances have other team members wondering where Aidan's loyalties truly lie.
A founding partner of Byzantium and the director of its day-to-day operations, Rupert Keel has turned the espionage skills he honed during the Cold War into a lucrative enterprise. Inscrutable to colleagues and subordinates alike, Keel keeps his darkest secrets strictly to himself.
The ultimate team player, Alan "Deacon" Crane rose steadily up the Byzantium ranks to the position of team leader. Having trained as an ace sniper with the US Navy, he's since given up representing his country, but remains an unshaken man of faith.
From "X-Files" writer and producer Frank Spotnitz comes this eight-episode drama set in the world of international espionage. Golden Globe nominee Melissa George stars as an operative for an elite private intelligence firm...
From "X-Files" writer and producer Frank Spotnitz comes this eight-episode drama set in the world of international espionage. Golden Globe nominee Melissa George stars as an operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team; when she returns to work, she doesn't know who to trust. The series is shooting in Europe and debuts this fall on Cinemax.
Other cast members include Adam Raymer ("Hawthorne"), Stephen Dillane ("Game of Thrones" "John Adams"), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("Lost" "Strike Back"), Morven Christie ("The Sinking of the Laconia"), Lex Shrapnel ("Captain America: The First Avenger"), Uriel Emil ("Criminal Justice"), Patrick Malahide ("Five Days" "Billy Elliot"), Stephen Campbell Moore ("The Bank Job" "History Boys") and Oscar Kennedy ("Toast").
SJ Clarkson directs the first two episodes; Frank Spotnitz, Alison Jackson, Jane Featherstone, Stephen Garrett, Christopher Aird executive produce.
The series is produced by Kudos Film & Television ("MI-5" "Life on Mars"), in association with Big Light Productions for Cinemax and the BBC.