“The White Queen” actor Max Irons has been cast in the lead role in “Condor,” a ten-episode straight-to-series remake of Sydney Pollack’s iconic 1975 political thriller feature “Three Days of the Condor”.
Robert Redford starred in the original, itself based on James Grady’s novel “Six Days of the Condor,” which followed a bookish CIA analyst named Joe Turner. Turner steps out for a lunch break on an average day at work at a clandestine office in New York and, upon returning, finds all his colleagues murdered. Under suspicion by the agency itself for the deed, he goes on the run.
In the new take, Turner is an idealistic millennial who, when everyone in his office is massacred by professional killers, is forced out of his ivory tower think tank and into battle with the most dangerous elements in the military-industrial complex.
Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg penned the script with the former serving as showrunner, and the latter executive producing alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. MGM Television and Skydance TV are behind the new series take which they developed with Paramount TV.