ABC has ordered a limited series scheduled to air in 2014. Deadline.com reports that the network ordered the Cold War drama "The Assets," based on the book "Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed."
The book was written by CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille, who tracked down Aldrich Ames, a mole within the agency who leaked information to the Soviet Union that led to the deaths of at least 10 Soviet agents who spied for the U.S., the story says.
The series will be produced by ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions. Audiences have been interested in Cold War dramas, such as FX’s new show "The Americans," which looks at spying between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the piece points out.