Sep 10, 2013

Tradecraft: Katherine Heigl CIA Show Lands at NBC

Deadline reports that the untitled Katherine Heigl spy show we heard about last month has found a network home at NBC. (NBC had been the expected frontrunner to win a bidding war for the project.) The trade blog reports that the show "stars Heigl as a key CIA analyst whose job it is to debrief and strategize with the president on the most pressing global and national matters. She balances this incredibly high-stakes job and trusted relationship with her complicated personal life." Former CIA officers Henry Curmpton (author of The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service) and Rodney Faraon (who has briefed several presidents himself) lend their expertise as executive producers along with Heigl (Killers) and her mother, Nancy Heigl, and Hollywood vets Alexi Hawley (Castle, The Following) and Robert Simonds (This Means War, The Pink Panther 2). “I have been passionate about, and enthralled by, this project from the moment Hank, Rodney and Bob brought it to me over a year ago,” Heigl said. “The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television.”

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