Sep 9, 2013

Tradecraft: CBS Lands Another Potential Spy Series

As usual in the fall, the spy pilots are flying left and right at the networks. It's important to remember that few of these pilot scripts will actually end up being filmed, and even fewer will go to series come next season. But it's still exciting that there are so many spies in the potential mix! The latest to land at CBS is a drama from Bates Motel producer Kerry Ehrin and Revenge writer Nikki Toscano. Deadline reports that "the CBS drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred." It's written and executive produced by Toscano, with Ehrin on board as a consultant. The networks' interest in this type of series no doubt has something to do with the success of cable series Homeland (on Showtime) and The Americans (on FX).

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