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ASSETS, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/2/14 - 8/3/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 1/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2013) "The Assets" is an eight-part limited series based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). The year 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) vowed to find the mole who would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth. "The Assets" will look inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation's secrets: the CIA. "The Assets" stars Paul Rhys ("Borgia") as Aldrich Ames, Jodie Whittaker ("Venus") as Sandy Grimes, Harriet Walter ("Babel") as Jeanne Vertefeuile, Stuart Milligan ("Jonathan Creek") as Paul Redmond, Julian Ovenden ("Downton Abbey") as Gary Grimes, Christina Cole ("Casino Royale") as Louisa, and Ralph Brown ("Withnail and I") as Lawrence Winston. "The Assets" is based on the book "Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed" by Sandy Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuile. Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman executive produce the series. "The Assets" is produced by Lincoln Square Productions.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Christina Cole as Louisa
· Harriet Walter as Jeanne Vertefeuile
· Jodie Whittaker as Sandy Grimes
· Julian Ovenden as Gary Grimes
· Paul Rhys as Aldrich Ames
· Ralph Brown as Lawrence Winston
· Stuart Milligan as Paul Redmond
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Chapman as EP
· Jeanne Vertefeuille as BOOK
· Morgan Hertzan as EP
· Rudy Bednar as EP
· Sandra V. Grimes as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lincoln Square Productions