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,...
The two erstwhile spies panic, because NEITHER ONE WANTS TO GO BACK TO RUSSIA. They've bought into the capitalist dream, and are happy where they are. They go on the lam as the KGB tries to track them down and bring them home, while MI-5, having discovered what the KGB is doing, tries to get their first and bring the two into custody. Hilarity of a very British sort ensues.
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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