A classic spy novel that topped the New York Times bestseller list for 32 weeks and spawned a hit feature film is headed to television as a limited series.
The project, “The Spy,” based on John Le Carre’s 1963 book “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold,” is in the works at AMC and the BBC, following up on the collaboration that produced the critically acclaimed “The Night Manager.”
The Cold War novel was adapted into the Richard Burton movie of the same name back in 1965, with Burton nominated for an Academy Award for the role.
Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is on board to write the new project, with Paramount Television, The Ink Factory and Character 7 all behind the series.
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