ABC Bringing BBC’s ‘MI-5′ to the U.S.

Are you a fan of compelling British TV programs about spies and the world they live and work in? Ever seen a show called Spooks (aka MI-5)? If so, this post is for you.

According to Deadline, the BBC series Spooks is headed to television here in the States and will land at ABC. The network has reportedly closed a deal for the show and will enlist writer Michael Seitzman (Empire State, North Country) to pen the script.

The show, created by David Wolstencroft, is extremely popular in the UK and follows a team of MI-5 officers who work out of offices known as The Grid. From there, they carry out missions aimed at stopping evil in its many forms plus they deal with internal and personality conflicts among the team and their families. The show originally launched in the UK in 2002, with a new season scheduled to premiere this fall.

We previously reviewed season one of MI-5 here at The Flickcast and back then it got a positive review. Once the series reaches American shores in a new, Americanized version, we’ll have to revisit it and see how it compares to the original. Let’s hope favorably.

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  • Chris Ullrich
    August 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Good point. But who knows, maybe ABC will do it justice. Stranger things have happened.

  • Bedlam
    August 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Really, I was just thinking we need another spy show on television. I’m already BURNED out. Maybe if they disguise it UNDER the COVERS of night I might watch it. Or maybe COVERTly if I don’t have any other AFFAIRS. The networks may have crossed the RUBICON when it comes to greenlighting similar tv shows, especially spy shows.

  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Spooks is a great show. ABC (Already Been Canceled) will butcher it. Maybe if FX did the show it might have the same feel as the original.

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