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Old August 17 2011, 08:33 PM   #16
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Re: the spy/assassin genre resurgence

Well, Chuck is a sci fi spy series, but I'd like to see a sci fi spy series that didn't need to be shoehorned into a romantic comedy format, with all the limitations thereof.
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Old August 17 2011, 08:38 PM   #17
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Old August 18 2011, 09:43 PM   #18
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Another spy show.

Like Sarah Connor, the new project, titled The Asset, is an action show with a female lead. It is described as a character-driven drama set in the New York office of the CIA, which centers on a female agent.
"New York office of the CIA?" Why does Hollywood keep insisting that the CIA should be working domestically. Maybe they do, but I like to think otherwise! At least Covert Affairs and Chuck keep up the pretense that domestic spy work has to be super top secret or they will all get into a lot of trouble. I'd hate to see Chuck dragged before a Congressional oversight committee.
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Old August 19 2011, 07:49 AM   #19
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Well, Chuck is a sci fi spy series, but I'd like to see a sci fi spy series that didn't need to be shoehorned into a romantic comedy format, with all the limitations thereof.

I would like it to be in Star Wars or Star Trek like seting with alien empires in the future and whatnot.
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Old August 19 2011, 02:43 PM   #20
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And now Frank Spotnitz, a writer and executive producer for "The X-Files" is in development for an original prime-time show for Cinemax, a yet-titled show about
a female security operative who goes undercover with a private military contractor.
will also feature a strong, sometimes butt-kicking female character.
Its protagonist will merge elements of strong-willed hacker Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and resourceful government agent Evelyn Salt in the Angelina Jolie action film "Salt," according to a person who was briefed on the project but not authorized to talk about it publicly
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/show...oo-female.html

To me a show about a protagonist going undercover falls under the spy genre. This should be a good 13 episode series with lots of action. Better than Covert Affairs and Alias?
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Old August 25 2011, 04:16 AM   #21
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Another spy show.

Like Sarah Connor, the new project, titled The Asset, is an action show with a female lead. It is described as a character-driven drama set in the New York office of the CIA, which centers on a female agent.
"New York office of the CIA?" Why does Hollywood keep insisting that the CIA should be working domestically. Maybe they do, but I like to think otherwise! At least Covert Affairs and Chuck keep up the pretense that domestic spy work has to be super top secret or they will all get into a lot of trouble. I'd hate to see Chuck dragged before a Congressional oversight committee.
Or the late CHAOS where they set up the new Operative Martinez telling him that they were an illegal branch of the CIA but setting him up for blackmail.

What is worse the domestic CIA Agent/Operative or the NSA Agent? Maybe the OCB of the FBI
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Old November 17 2011, 06:01 PM   #22
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untitled CIA drama project in dev. by Fox & Paul Greengrass

is described as a high-stakes character-based drama centering on the young assistants of high-ranking officers in the U.S. Intelligence community. The show takes place within the walls of the CIA, as well as the DIA, NSA, FBI and the intelligence components at the White House.
Feature director Paul Greengrass has joined Fox’s untitled CIA drama project from writer Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies), Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. This marks the first foray into U.S. television for British director-writer Greengrass, who will serve as an executive producer on the CIA drama alongside Brian Grazer and Weisberg.
I hear that he may also direct the potential pilot subject to availability.
That would be interesting as a first time TV work from Greengrass.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/paul...a-drama-as-ep/

This is a resurgence when Fox needs a replacement for 24.
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Old November 18 2011, 02:41 AM   #23
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Is there anything sf/f about Noir?
It would appear not based on the wikipedia. Only realism-based.

Unlike its spiritual successor Madlax, Noir is mainly about reality's criminal underworld while Madlax is about supernatural events.
Noir was followed by two spiritual successors, Madlax [2002 anime] and El Cazador de la Bruja [anime starting 2007. Together, these series constitute a trilogy exploring the "girls-with-guns" genre.
Bee Train also did Requiem for the Phantom as well which also features a female assassin as one of the main characters.
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Old December 16 2011, 10:34 PM   #24
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Another spy series - The Americans on FX.
FX has greenlighted its next pilot, The Americans, a period drama created/executive produced by Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies) and executive produced by Graham Yost, showrunner of FX’s drama series Justified. The project centers on two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC in the early 1980s. The arranged marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life and the couple’s two children who know nothing about their parents’ true identity.
Eh, doesn't thill me. Setting it in the 1950s or earlier would be more interesting.

And while I'm here, yet another show has pulled the "CIA working domestically" schitck. If I said which one, that would constitute a spoiler, but if you saw it, you probably had the same shark-jumping mental flash I did.
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Old January 20 2012, 12:59 AM   #25
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F
ox is getting into the spy business with former Bones producer Karyn Usher.
The first-place network has ordered to pilot an untitled spy drama from Usher revolving around the orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative who is recruited to become an operative herself.
http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/live-...y-drama-283386
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Old February 23 2012, 05:43 PM   #26
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Untitled Karyn Usher project - Fox - pilot for 2012-2013

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Untitled Karyn Usher project
The orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative meets a mysterious rogue agent-assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world. Karyn Usher (Bones, Prison Break) will write, while Last Man Standing duo Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will executive-produce.
for Fox
currently pilot ordered and in development for 2012-2013 season.
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Old February 24 2012, 09:41 AM   #27
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Ali Larter just landed the starring role in Fox’s promising spy drama pilot: http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/15/ali-larter/


Larter, who appeared in Resident Evil: Afterlife and played Niki Sanders on the NBC superhero drama, has been cast in The Asset.

The show is described as a character-driven drama set in the CIA’s New York City station. Larter plays Anna King, a photojournalist well known for her photographs of “hot spots” around the world. But her real work is for the CIA; she is a globe-trotting “Human Intel Specialist,” working in the field under journalist cover.

The project is from writer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and is produced by 20th Century Fox TV.
Bradley Whitford also cast in The Asset: http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/brad...lot-the-asset/

Whitford will play Leo, the Station Chief of the New York City CIA who is King’s biggest supporter.
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Old February 24 2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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They film everything in Canada you would think someone will have the guts to base a CIA agent in Canada or anywhere outside of the USA
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Old February 24 2012, 09:04 PM   #29
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They film everything in Canada you would think someone will have the guts to base a CIA agent in Canada or anywhere outside of the USA
It's especially weird to put a CIA station in New York, since, legally, the CIA is supposed to be all about foreign intelligence operations, and it's the FBI that's supposed to handle domestic counter-intelligence...
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Old February 24 2012, 09:17 PM   #30
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^ 24 basically ignored that for 7 of its 8 seasons*. CTU, for which Jack worked, was a branch of the CIA but covered domestic terrorism.

*In S7, CTU had been closed down and the FBI basically stood in for them for a season. CTU was back the following season, once again dealing with domestic terrorism.
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