New Spy Drama Ghosts of Beirut for Showtime


The new spy drama Ghosts of Beirut is slated to debut on streaming and on-demand on May 19 for Showtime subscribers before premiering on-air on May 21.

Based on a true story, the series reveals the origins of 21-year-old Mughniyeh, who masterminded the concept of suicide bombers and was responsible for more American deaths than any other individual prior to 9/11. It weaves in real interviews with officials from the CIA and Mossad to connect the turmoil of 1980s Beirut with spy activity of the modern Middle East.

The cast includes Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan, Archive 81), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Garret Dillahunt (12 Years a Slave), Iddo Goldberg (Snowpiercer), Hisham Suleiman (Munich, Fauda), Amir Khoury (Image of Victory) and Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born).

Ghosts of Beirut comes from Fauda creators Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz and is executive produced by Greg Barker (Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden), who directs all four episodes, and Daniel Dreifuss (All Quiet on the Western Front). Lebanese screenwriter Joëlle Touma (The Insult) served as writer and co-executive producer, along with co-executive producers Padriac McKinley (THE GOOD LORD BIRD) and Diane Becker (Navalny).