Great Britain to make TV-series about former FSB colonel Alexander Litvinenko
David Tennant is approved for the role of the intelligence officer.
The British television corporation ITV has announced the shooting of a series dedicated to the life of the former FSB lieutenant colonel Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with a radioactive substance in London in 2006, The Guardian reported.
David Tennant, known for the role of the Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who, as well as the role of the demon Crowley in the film adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Good Signs, was approved for the role of the intelligence officer. The script for the TV show is already ready – it was written by George Kay, based on the British documentary 2017 Hunting the KGB Killers.
Litvinenko served in the KGB and later in the FSB. After retiring, he became a defendant in several criminal cases. In response to these allegations, the colonel said the FSB was involved in the bombing of houses in Russia in 1999.
In 2001, Litvinenko received political asylum in the UK; in 2006 he was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210, as a result of which died in a London hospital from acute heart failure.
The British investigation believes that Russian intelligence agencies and, possibly, Russian President Vladimir Putin may be involved in the murder of Litvinenko.