John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Eyes TV Adaptation

Following the success of AMC’s The Night Manager, Paramount is developing another John le Carré classic in association with Ink Factory, our sister site Deadline reports.

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, the 1963 Cold War novel which was subsequently adapted into a 1965 film starring Richard Burton, is eyeing a limited series remake. Academy Award-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to pen the small-screen retelling, while le Carré will serve as an executive producer. A U.S. television network has not yet acquired the program.

A New York Times bestseller, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold follows the rise of the Berlin Wall as senior British intelligence officer Alec Leamas witnesses the brutal murder of one his agents. From there, Leamas agrees to go undercover to avenge his colleague’s death by punishing the East German sentries responsible.

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold is one of the greatest espionage stories ever told,” Ink Factory co-CEO Simon Cornwell said in a statement. “Simon Beaufoy is one of the most brilliant screenwriters of our generation. We are thrilled to be embarking on this extraordinary creative journey.”

Will you tune in for this (eventual) TV adaptation of the John le Carré thriller?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. HAP says:

    John le Carre is the pen name of David Cornwell who was a spy for Britain. Other works of his include The Constant Gardener and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy. One of my favorite authors when I was much younger.

  2. Will says:

    I always thought the novel was ‘ok’ and didn’t care much for Tinker Taylor Solider Spy (thought the trailer looked better than the actual film – boring). Hopefully whoever handles this will bring their A-game.