Le Carre’s “Spy” To Be Adapted For Television

Paramount Television and The Ink Factory are set to adapt John le Carre’s iconic 1963 spy novel “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” into a limited TV series.

Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is attached to pen the script set just after the construction of the Berlin Wall. The head of British Intelligence’s Berlin Station is offered a unique opportunity for revenge – he sets up to trap deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service – with himself as the bait.

Le Carre, Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Garrett will executive produce. The announcement comes on the heels of the success of the Le Carre adaptation “The Night Manager” for AMC and The BBC.

Source: The Live Feed