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Berlin Station's debut season provided a modern twist on the espionage genre, depicting the stealth, double-crossing attempts of the CIA's attempt to discover the identity of whistleblower, Thomas Shaw. Returning for Season 2, the EPIX show will this time turn its attention to a wider and painfully topical issue of the rise of far-right political parties across Europe.

Under the direction of new Station Chief BB Yates (Ashley Judd), Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), Robert Kirsch (Leland Orser), Valerie Edwards (Michelle Forbes) and the rest of the team will return, tasked with another covert and arguably higher-stakes mission — to investigate the root of a conspiracy to swing the election in the far-right's favor.

In Movie Pilot's exclusive clip below, Valerie is joined by fresh CIA recruit April Lewis (Keke Palmer). The pair are preparing to bug the home of Katerina Gerhardt, the charismatic leader of the German Alt-Right political party. As part of the conspiracy, the team will be tasked with an unsanctioned mission to prevent a potential terrorist attack from the far-right.

'Berlin Station' Season 2 Is Upping The Ante

Berlin Station Season 1 explored the dark underbelly of Berlin, in the form of secret spies and risky undercover assignments. Tackling contemporary issues such whistleblowing and surveillance, it introduced Armitage as CIA agent Miller as he was transferred from America to Europe. However, Season 2 will tackle a hot topic and global concern head on, with the narrative eerily close to the unfolding of current affairs, particularly in Germany.

Although Angela Merkel was re-elected in this month's German election, there has been a marked rise in far-right groups. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), won 13 percent of the national vote, the biggest share they've ever received. It now makes them the third biggest party in Germany, with 94 seats.

By interweaving the far-right narrative with conspiracy, vote-rigging and the threat of terrorism, it's safe to say Berlin Station isn't shying away from controversial territory — and as the team try and work against these forces, it's set to make for compelling viewing.

Berlin Station Season 2 will premiere on EPIX on October 15. Will you be tuning in?

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