U.K. Spy Drama 'MI-5' To Get USA Treatment by ABC

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August 12th, 2010

Deadline Hollywood reports ABC will pilot an an adaptation of the British spy drama Spooks (known in the U.S. as Mi-5).

ABC Studios has closed a deal for the rights to Spooks, known in the U.S. as MI-5, with Kudos Rights LTD, a division of the Shine Group-owned British production company Kudos Film and Television which produces the BAFTA-winning original series. Michael Seitzman has been tapped to write the adaptation, which has received a script order from ABC.

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