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Yellowknife's Dustin Milligan to star in CBC-TV's X Company

The show, inspired by the real-life spy training facility that operated on the shores of Lake Ontario during the Second World War, follows five spies as they go through training and then move into German-occupied France.

Actor plays American spy trainee in new TV show

Dustin Milligan talks with CBC's Randy Henderson 5:26

Yellowknife-born actor Dustin Milligan has a starring role in CBC Television's newest drama, X Company, which premieres this month.

Yellowknife-born actor Dustin Milligan plays an American spy named Tom Cummings in the new CBC-TV show X Company. (CBC)

The show, inspired by the real-life spy training facility that operated on the shores of Lake Ontario during the Second World War, follows five spies as they go through training and then move into German-occupied France.

Milligan spent last summer filming in Budapest and Hungary. He plays an American spy named Tom Cummings.

"His background is in advertising," says Milligan. "He's actually a goofier, younger Don Draper-kind of character, who really believes he can manipulate people while undercover. He believes he can manipulate people and convince people to do what he wants in order to see his missions actually succeed rather than violence — killing people, taking lives."

Milligan is also set to be a regular on the new CBC comedy Schitt's Creek with Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

X Company premieres Feb. 18 on CBC.