Michael Fassbender To Star In Spy Series The Department For Director George Clooney

Michael Fassbender, George Clooney

by James White |
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Having returned from an acting break in a big way last year via Next Goal Wins and David Fincher's The Killer, Michael Fassbender is headed for TV. He's in talks to star in George Clooney's next stab at the small screen, espionage drama The Department.

If he makes a deal, Fassbender will lead the series, adapted by Eric Rochant from his show The Bureau, which was a big hit when it ran in France between 2015 and 2020, and starred Mathieu Kassovitz.

Assuming it keeps to the storyline of the original, the series would follow a spy who is great at his job, but has trouble when he returns home from a years-long mission. Caught between agencies and an illicit affair he had while pretending to be someone else, he struggles to let go of false personalities. The show will likely also touch on geopolitical themes and psychological issues.

Clooney is coming off of his latest film as a director, based-on-truth tale The Boys In The Boat, while we're still waiting to see Fassbender in Kung Fury 2, which was shot a few years ago, and he's got Kneecap, about the rise of the Irish rap group, due at some point this year.

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