BBC Radio 4 is an institution in the UK, known for its quality programming covering current affairs, politics, international affairs, drama, comedy, history and science. But it’s also known for its diverse inclusion of topics and video game-related themes have been known to occasionally appear on the venerable station. The last one is a pretty deep series with Sam Fisher.
The adaptation is titled Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall and will air on BBC Radio 4 next month (thanks GamesIndustry.biz). It will be an eight-part series starring our man in the shadows, Fourth Echelon agent Sam Fisher. The series centers on a mission to recruit and groom a new generation of agents, and listeners can expect some interesting personalities thrown into the mix as they train.
Among the cast there is at least one great hitter. Starring as Fisher is The Archers actor Adonis Anthony, and Daisy Head plays his daughter Sarah. The rest of the actors on the bill include Rosalie Craig, Nikesh Patel, Sacha Dhawan, and perhaps the most recognizable name to an international audience is The Maze Runner and Bandersnatch actor Will Poulter.
“I really hope fans of the game Splinter Cell enjoy this as it not only has all the action, tension and excitement that the game is famous for, but it also has more elements – there’s a lot of comedy, the drama is expanded and horizons expanded by the characters and what they do,” Poulter said, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. “It takes the best of Splinter Cell and builds on that to make something really complete.”
In other news, Ubisoft has been leaking more information about its Splinter Cell remake or reboot recently, revealing the first concept images and teasing how the new game will rework some of the elements from the original games. Meanwhile, radio isn’t the only outlet getting some action from Fisher, as a Netflix adaptation is also in the works.
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