From Joe Weisberg (Falling Skies) and Graham Yost (Justified), the ambitious series follows two ’80s-era KGB spies, Elizabeth (Russell) and Phillip (Matthew Rhys) living undercover as a married American couple in Washington, D.C. The pair, whose bond will grow more passionate and genuine each day, will be tested by both the escalation of the Cold War and the presence of a neighbor (Noah Emmerich), who happens to be an FBI agent.
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• Jennifer Hudson (Smash) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) have joined Five 2, the followup to Five, Lifetime’s 2011 breast cancer-centered anthology, per The Hollywood Reporter. The sequel series will be about mental illness.
• Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role in the HBO spy-drama pilot The Missionary. The potential series follows an American missionary (Walker) who gets wrapped up in the Cold War while trying to rescue a woman from East Berlin.
• PBS has set a Sunday, Nov. 25 airdate for Downton Abbey Revisited, a collection of favorite moments from Seasons 1 and 2, featuring interviews with the actors and the creative team plus behind-the-scenes footage. Downton fan Angela Lansbury will host.
• Fox is developing Tao of Martha, a single-camera comedy project exec-produced by domestic dame Martha Stewart, Deadline reports. Based on Jen Lancaster’s upcoming book by the same title, the project centers on a scattered ex-party girl who, after her husband leaves her, decides to be a better role model and writes a book according to the wisdom of Martha Stewart.
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