Tradecraft: HBO Develops Cold War Spy Drama
Now this is what I've been waiting for! With period dramas all the rage on cable, like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, I keep hoping we'll see a taut, serious, Le Carre-esque Cold War-era spy series pop up on one of the cable nets. And now comes word from Deadline that HBO is developing just such a show! The trade blog reports that Boardwalk Empire executive producers Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg, New Yorker writer/best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell and film/TV writer Charles Randolph (The Interpreter) have concocted a spy show for the channel. "Set in Cold War Berlin, the untitled project, to be written by Randolph, centers on a missionary who becomes involved in the CIA." Well, that's not too much info, but the setting alone is enough to have me highly excited for this project. I hope it goes to series!