Michael Fassbender to Star in Espionage Thriller The Agency


The two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender is set to star in and executive produce the political espionage thriller The Agency, based on the French drama Le Bureau des Légendes (known as The Bureau internationally).

George Clooney and Grant Heslov will executive produce through their Smokehouse Pictures with Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios set to produce. The series will debut on-demand and on streaming for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan, before making its on-air debut.

The series will also stream internationally on Paramount+ in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany, Latin America, Brazil and Japan.

The series follows Martian (Fassbender), a covert CIA agent ordered to abandon his undercover life and return to London Station. When the love he left behind reappears, romance reignites. His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart; hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage.

“Michael Fassbender is one of the most gifted actors of our time,” said Chris McCarthy, Paramount Global’s co-CEO and president and CEO of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios. “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.”