Aug 27, 2013

Tradecraft: Katherine Heigl CIA Drama in the Works

Deadline reports that actress Katherine Heigl (Killers) is eyeing a return to television... as a spy. The actress has been actively involved in the development of this spy series along with writer Alexi Hawley (Castle, The Following), producer Robert Simonds (This Means War, The Pink Panther 2), and (this is the really interesting part) "a team of former senior CIA officials." Although Heigl is often associated with romantic comedies (the less said about Killers the better), this would be a serious and realistic look at the day-to-day workings of the CIA. According to the trade blog, "the procedural focuses on how the CIA handles hotspots around the globe, with Heigl playing an adviser/communications liaison for the U.S. president." Deadline reports that the project has been shopped to both broadcast and cable networks, and that NBC "appears a strong contender," though other networks are also interested.

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