Thursday, 12 August 2010


[21.07 - French Time]'s Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively that American network ABC wants an US adaptation of Kudos's hit television series Spooks, known as MI-5 in America.

According to Andreeva, ABC Studios has closed a deal for the rights to Spooks with Kudos Rights Ltd, a division of the Shine Group-owned British company Kudos Film and Television which produces the original series for the BBC.

Created by David Wolstencroft, Spooks follows the agents of the MI-5 Section D (counter-terrorism), based at the service's Thames House headquarters in highly secure offices known as The Grid. Launched in 2002, the BAFTA-winning spy drama is among the BBC's top hits and is one of the most known British TV series in the United States.

ABC already remade a Kudos/BBC hit drama with its unnecessary and forgettable US version of Life on Mars, aired between 2008 and 2009.

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