Production has begun on Nemesis, an original drama series set in the world of international espionage starring Melissa George (30 Days of Night; HBOʼs In Treatment) and written and created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Cinemaxʼs Strike Back). The eight episodes will shoot in Scotland, London and Morocco and air on Cinemax in 2012. Also starring Adam Rayner (Hawthorne), the series is produced by Kudos Film & Television (Life on Mars) for BBC One and HBO/Cinemax in association with Big Light Productions.

Says Frank Spotnitz, "Iʼm incredibly excited about the ambition of this series. Itʼs got action on a cinematic scale, huge story twists and turns, and intriguing characters who are both emotionally and morally complex. I canʼt imagine a better cast, director or production team to bring it all to life."

Award-winning writer Frank Spotnitz also serves as executive producer along with Alison Jackson, Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett from Kudos Film & Television and Christopher Aird from the BBC. Elizabeth Mellor produces, and S.J. Clarkson directs the first two episodes.

Melissa George plays Sam, a highly skilled 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. Once she returns to the firm, she performs her secretive duties without knowing who to trust or who wants her dead. Adam Rayner plays Samʼs love interest and colleague at work. The dedicated members of the firm, who operate in the shadows, often confront life and death situations on secret missions and are sometimes unaware of who or what theyʼre fighting for.

The cast of Nemesis also includes Stephen Dillane, Morven Christie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lex Shrapnel, Uriel Emil Pollack, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Campbell Moore and Oscar Kennedy.