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Espionage Thriller “The Department” Headed to Paramount+ This Year

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A new espionage political thriller The Department is headed to CBS’ streamer, Paramount+ later this year.

The drama series is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed French drama Le Bureau des Legendes, which centers on the daily life and missions of agents within France’s principal external security service, and in particular on the “Bureau of Legends.”

The Bureau is responsible for training and handling deep-cover agents on long-term missions in areas with French interests. Living under false identities for years, these agents’ missions are to identify and recruit good intelligence sources. 

The New York Times named it one of the top international shows of the decade, and NPR has called it “one of the best TV shows in the world.” 

Joe Wright, the director behind Pride and Prejudice, The Darkest Hour and Atonement, is onboard to direct and executive produce the adaptation for Paramount+.

Writers Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (Ford v FerrariEdge of Tomorrow) will executive produce and write all ten episodes. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will executive produce through their Smokehouse Pictures along with David C. Glasser and 101 Studios.

“Joe Wright is a visionary director with a gift of focusing on intricate details to craft immersive and visually striking stories,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios. “And, Jez and John-Henry are masterful writers whose witty and emotionally charged language dives deep into their characters’ moral complexities, while simultaneously creating a propulsive narrative. Bringing these powerhouse creatives together alongside George Clooney and Grant Heslov is sure to give The Bureau the reinvention it deserves.”

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