Thursday, September 20, 2012

Israeli spy thriller picked up by Universal Television

An Israeli TV spy drama, "The Gordin Cell" has piqued the interest of a major U.S. television company.

Universal Television has just purchased the rights to the Israeli-made show – owned by Israeli television broadcaster Keshet –  about Russian-Israeli spies who must navigate their way through competing allegiances and consider the effects their decisions will have on their homelands and families.

According to The, the U.S. version of the show, scheduled to run on NBC, will be called  M.I.C.E (Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego) and will be written by Peter Berg, who wrote the pilot for the successful football-centered series Friday Night Lights.

Keshet also developed the highly successful drama, Homeland, which has since become a North American hit after being redeveloped for American audiences.

Promotional poster for The Gordin Cell

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