BBC Radio 4 comes with a drama series based on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall. The radio series, based on the book of the same name, will air in December and will also be available as a podcast series.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall will be broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 2 December from 3:15pm NST. Writes the British broadcaster. All episodes will be shown at the same time on December 2 Limelight podcast feed From Radio 4. The series has been recorded in “3D binaural sound” and therefore listeners are advised to listen to the series with headphones on.
The radio series consists of eight parts of 30 minutes each and is based on the novel of the same name Splinter Cell: Firewall, which was released in March this year. The story follows spy Sam Fisher on a new mission for the National Security Agency. When a deadly assassin from Fisher’s past returns from the dead on an assassination mission, he finds himself in a race against time as a sinister threat to global security emerges.
Sam Fisher is not played in the radio series by Michael Ironside, who usually voices the secret agent. Instead, Fisher is voiced by Andonis Anthony, best known for the British radio series The Archers. She played Fisher’s daughter Sarah Daisy Head, known for the drama series Guilt and The Syndicate. It also stars Sasha Dhawan from Doctor Who, Will Poulter from Midsummer and Black Mirror, and Nikesh Patel from Starstruck.
The book has been rewritten for radio by Sebastian Bachkiewicz and Paul Cornell. Baczkiewicz has experience writing series for radio. Cornell has worked on the Doctor Who television series and has written several comics for Marvel.
Several Splinter Cell productions are currently in the works, as well as this radio series. Ubisoft announced it last year A remake of the first Splinter Cell game After years of silence about the series. Netflix is working on it Animated series based on the Stealth franchise.
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