"The Spy" (TV show) is a drama series on AMC that is an adaptation of John le Carré's best-selling novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold."

It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alex Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt. Leamas is recalled to London- where, to his surprise, he's offered a chance at revenge. But to get it, he may have to stay out in the cold a little longer ...

"The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" was written in 1963, and on release topped the New York Times best seller list for 32 weeks. In 1965, le Carré's novel was made into a film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner.

"The Spy" is produced by The Ink Factory in association with Character 7. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire").


FACTS

Network: AMC
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
The Ink Factory
Character 7




AMC Goes Deep in the Cold War with 'The Spy' — Based upon John le Carré's best-selling novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold," the new limited series will be adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy. Read more...





 
 
 
 
 
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