New espionage thriller “The Day of the Jackal”, the contemporary reimagining of Frederick Forsyth’s classic novel, is set to start filming in Budapest. The series follows a professional assassin who is contracted by a French paramilitary dissident to kill French President Charles de Gaulle.
Produced by Carnival Film & Television, the series will be available on Sky/Peacock, and will be filmed in multiple locations including Budapest, Austria, Croatia, and London.
The showrunner for the series is Ronan Bennett, while Brian Kirk will direct. The series will star Eddie Redmayne as the Jackal, a tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes, who is a killer at the top of his profession. He is a man unknown to any secret service in the world and an assassin with a contract to kill the world’s most heavily guarded man. One man with a rifle who can change the course of history, and one man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name.
Universal International Studios will handle the distribution of the series, and Sky Studios will be the main production company. The anticipation for “The Day of the Jackal” is high, and fans of the espionage genre are eagerly waiting for its release. With an outstanding cast, an experienced production team, and an exciting storyline, “The Day of the Jackal” is sure to be a hit among audiences.