the spy/assassin genre resurgence

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  1. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Really the spy genre has been going since the early 2000's. You had the BBC show "Spooks" which ran from 2002-2011

    Also

    La Femme Nikita, 1997-2001
    The Agency, 2001-2003
    Alias, 2001-2006
    24, 2001-2010
     
  2. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, the period setting and the POV definitely set it aside from the crowd. As do the very watchable leads. Here's hoping that the execution does it all justice.
     
  3. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

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    L.A. Woman - 1970s set series in development

    There is a 1970s set spy show in development.
    NBC Developing Spy Drama From 'Justified's' Graham Yost (Exclusive)
    From Sony Pictures Television, the project revolves around a female spy in 1970s Los Angeles.
    source
    Well it is a female-centric show like Alias and Covert Affairs. With the failure of Charlie's Angels at ABC last year there is a market for this stuff.
    Setting it in the 1970s though makes for a hard case for network TV to do a full 22 episode order. My guess is it will get a pilot and if it is greenlit only a 13-episode series will happen for mid-season January 2014.
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Another show about the CIA working domestically (are there any shows where the work overseas like they're supposed to?)

    This one could be entertaining because of the historical rivalry between the CIA and FBI. They probably do spy on each other all the time, though I'm not sure we're supposed to approve of it. :D
     
  5. Enterprise is Great

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    Yeah, USA's Covert Affairs does a lot of overseas operations but they do mix in domestic stuff quite a bit.
     
  6. Star Wolf

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    The late CHAOS had the operatives, they never said agents work overseas except when the set up the new operative who was supposed to spy on the team.
     
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    Brendan Fraser Set To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Legends’

     
  9. jefferiestubes8

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    "The Blacklist" NBC spy drama

    Glad to see former Alias alum as a showrunner.

    James Spader to Star in NBC's Spy Drama 'The Blacklist'

    It sounds like Persons of Interest meets Alias. I don't think it will be heavily serialized like The Americans or Homeland but have character building arcs.
     

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