Watch the full trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good

Spooks' lavish big screen adaptation of the long-running BBC spy thiller series will be released on May 8.

Today, the producers released the full official video.

The plot for The Greater Good involves the escape from MI5 custody of a terrorist, (Elyes Gabel), during a high profile handover.

Head of Counter Terrorism Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is blamed and forced to resign, so when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames no one's surprised…

With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back from Moscow to uncover the truth they feared – Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue and needs Will’s help!

As Qasim prepares his devastating attack on the heart of MI5 in London, Will must decide whether to turn Harry in - or risk everything by trusting the damaged, dangerous master spy...

Watch the trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good:

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.