Dec 13, 2013

Tradecraft: The Missionary Dead at HBO

This is some bad news. I was looking forward to the prospect of a Berlin-set Cold War spy series from (in part) Malcolm Gladwell, but apparently it's not to be. Deadline reports that the cable network has decided not to move forward with its pilot The Missionary, which has been in the works since 2010. C'est la vie. At least we've got a lot of other Cold War spy series on the way right now to keep us preoccupied, what with The Americans returning to FX, The Assets debuting on ABC, The Game on BBC One, Legacy on BBC Two (which has already aired in the UK as part of their fall Cold War season), and of course that epic 18-part adaptation of Len Deighton's Bernard Samson series that's in the works! (If that one happens, it will eclipse all others anyway...)


teeritz said...

Oh, my God, an 18-part Samson series would be epic!

Tanner said...

Yeah, it sure would. I really hope that one gets off the ground! The only thing better would be a 36-part Samson series! (With a separate six-part Winter prequel.) Because I don't quite see how they'll reduce each book to just two hours. But still, it would be epic indeed!