Michael Fassbender Set to Star in Paramount+ Spy Thriller 'The Agency'

Paramount unveils star-studded team for new spy series

by Zain ul Abedin
Michael Fassbender Set to Star in Paramount+ Spy Thriller 'The Agency'
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Filming has started for the spy drama series that will air on Paramount+ called "The Agency," & Michael Fassbender is the protagonist. Earlier, the show was known as "The Department," and the comedy television series has found its spy in the two-time Oscar nominee, who also agreed to be an executive producer of the show.

Based on the French television series "Le Bureau des Legendes," "The Agency" was given a straight-to-series order back in February 2023. However, with Showtime pretty much being folded into the Paramount+ streaming platform, the only way to watch the show is through the more expensive tier of the platform, namely Paramount+.

Fassbender will play a CIA desk jockey who works in another country. He is informed that he has to leave his fake life and return to London Station. He goes back home and picks up where he left off with an old flame, which explodes the preceding love affairs and career goals/true identity.

This places both the agent and his lover into espionage adventures set within a worldwide established plot.

The Agency: Production Insight

During the media release, Paramount Global's Co-CE0, Chris McCarthy, cited, "Michael Fassbender is one of the most gifted actors of our time.

He brings a gravitas and nuanced complexity to every character he inhabits which is why we are so excited for him to star in The Agency as we start to roll out our new slate of Showtime originals." The first episode of the show will be only ten episodes long, and every script for each episode will be written by Jez and John Henry Butterworth.

Regarding the first and second episodes, fans can expect Joe Wright to take the director’s chair – the talented man behind multiple TV series episodes and movies. Sharing production credits with Fassbender are George Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures, Butterworths, Wright, Keith Cox, and Nina L.

Diaz of Paramount, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin and Bob Yari of 101 Studios, Alex Berger- Ashley Stern, and Pascal Breton Federation of Studios/Federation Entertainment of America. Fassbender has been working on films such as Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins and David Fincher’s Netflix film The Killer currently shooting for Steven Soderbergh’s Black Bag and also recently shooting for a new espionage drama Paramount+’s The Agency certainly is going to be definitely high on stakes.