Joe Weisberg, who worked for more than three years at the CIA, first wrote a script about two CIA case officers stationed in Bulgaria. Fox bought that script,...
A much better series about deep cover spies was the BBC miniseries "Sleepers", about a pair of KGB deep cover operatives--"sleeper agents"--sent to Britain in the 1960s, told to build up ordinary lives, and wait to be contacted. Years and years go by, and the call never comes. They have married, raised children, and become, for all intents and purposes, good Englishmen. One is an upper-crust investment banker, the other is a working class bloke, and they have totally assimilated. Suddenly, it's 1991, and the Soviet Union collapses, and the remnants of the KGB are trying to take inventory of all their foreign assets. At this point, someone realizes they've misplaced two sleepers. Their covert transceivers suddenly start beeping.
In August, Rupert Murdoch's FX picked up a Cold War series set in the 1980s titled "The Americans." Liberals might have braced themselves for the worst. It sounded like some kind of Chuck Norris-style "jingoistic" homage to freedom-loving intelligence agents. But this is Hollywood, so the show instead focuses on KGB spies who speak perfect English, working to destroy Reagan-era America, which is not altogether a bad thing to people in Hollywood.
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