The Billy Elliot star has swapped his ballet shoes for buckled boots in the lead role of a new US period drama. The new Series is written by Craig Silverstein, producer of Bones and Nikita, who has based the story on  Alexander Rose’s novel Washington Spies.

Jamie Bell plays Abe Woodhull, an 18th century New York farmer, who joins forces with his childhood friends to make an unusual group of spies who prove instrumental in America’s fight for independence. This is Bell’s first major project for TV, we can’t wait to see how it turns out!

This revolutionary War drama is one to look out for! Will you be watching?