First teaser trailer for ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ debuts online – watch

Eagerly-anticipated 'Spooks' movie is scheduled to open in cinemas on May 8

The first teaser trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Spooks movie has debuted online.

Titled Spooks: The Greater Good, the big screen version of the BBC’s popular spy drama will open in UK cinemas on May 8 this year. Game Of Thrones‘ Kit Harington stars in the film, joined by Spooks favourite Peter Firth, who played Sir Harry Pearce in the long-running TV show, which followed a team of MI5 officers working from a high-security office complex known as The Grid.

Pride And Prejudice actress Jennifer Ehle also has a prominent role in the film, which follows Harington’s character, Harry Pearce’s protégé Will Crombie, as he attempts to track down his mentor, who has gone missing, and thwart an impending terrorist attack on London.

Experienced Spooks director Bharut Nharulli called the shots from a script by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, two long-serving members of the Spooks writing team.

Created by David Wolstencroft in 2002, Spooks ran for 86 episodes before ending after its tenth series in 2011. Firth was the only actor to feature in all 86 episodes of Spooks, but other stars who made appearances over the years included Mathew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Hermione Norris and Rupert Penry Jones.