Jan 28, 2014

Tradecraft: TNT Snags Sharon Stone for Spy Drama Agent X

TNT is packing serious star power into their spy shows. They've already got Legends percolating with Sean Bean (watch the trailer here), and now they've tapped Sharon Stone to star in a pilot from Bourne Identity co-writer William Blake Herron provisionally entitled Agent X. While she's made some memorable guest appearances over the years (I loved her turn on Magnum!), this marks Stone's first TV series commitment since Bay City Blues in 1983. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spy drama follows a mysterious secret agent "who works to protect the country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary in times of extreme crisis when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help ... deployed only at the careful discretion of the vice president." (I love the shades of late period Mission: Impossible!) Stone will play America's first female VP, Natalie Maccabee, who "soon learns that [her new job] comes with a top-secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated 'Agent X.'" Apparently this secret duty was conceived by the founding fathers and kept secret for hundreds of years. The trade aptly describes the premise as "National Treasure meets The Bourne Identity." Well, I'm intrigued!

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