the spy/assassin genre resurgence

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  1. Star Wolf

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    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 :evil:
     
  2. jefferiestubes8

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    untitled CIA drama project in dev. by Fox & Paul Greengrass

    That would be interesting as a first time TV work from Greengrass.

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/paul-greengrass-joins-fox-cia-drama-as-ep/

    This is a resurgence when Fox needs a replacement for 24.
     
  3. zakkrusz

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    Bee Train also did Requiem for the Phantom as well which also features a female assassin as one of the main characters.
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    Another spy series - The Americans on FX.
    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. :rommie:
     
  5. jefferiestubes8

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    Untitled Karyn Usher project - Fox - pilot for 2012-2013

    more info on above post
    for Fox
    currently pilot ordered and in development for 2012-2013 season.
     
  7. Enterprise is Great

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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/


    Bradley Whitford also cast in The Asset: http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/bradley-whitford-to-co-star-in-fox-drama-pilot-the-asset/

     
  8. Star Wolf

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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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    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...
     
  10. Captaindemotion

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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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    Jamie Chung has joined Fox’s drama pilot The Asset.


     
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    That seemed to be the case in season two, but by season four CTU was being funded by the Defense Department. Best not to think too hard about these things, though, because the writers obviously had no idea (how was a Senator of all people responsible for authorizing overseas operations, again?).
     
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    ^ Not just in Season 2. In season 1, they talked about David Palmer not being a fan of 'the (Central Intelligence) Agency.'

    I think the oversight thing may have been that Palmer headed the Senate's intelligence committee or something like that. But you're right, best not to overthink it.
     
  14. jefferiestubes8

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    Angela Bassett & Julian McMahon To Co-Star In Fox’s Karyn Usher Spy Pilot

     
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    Hamish Linklater To Co-Star In ‘The Asset’, Rick Schroder Cast In Karyn Usher Pilot

     
  17. jefferiestubes8

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    "XIII" spy thriller on Reelz -June 2012

    Reelz Channel picks up second drama series
    Spy thriller 'XIII' to star Stuart Townsend, Aisha Tyler
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052429?refCatId=14

    Sounds like a show already on the air.
     
  18. lennier1

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    Re: "XIII" spy thriller on Reelz -June 2012

    IIRC it's the second adaption and the one you quoted has already aired.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIII_(miniseries)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIII:_The_Series
     
  19. jefferiestubes8

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    and last week's update:
    Wow a period 1980s TV series. Very cool twist them not being American spies. Ah yes the cold war.