Allspice Dramas allspices,dramas genre Allspices Drama Drama source Alja English title ‘The Spices’ is the new ‘The Drama’ series, says actor and writer Tom Holland article Tom Holland is in talks to star in the new drama The Spits, a reboot of the 1970s TV show that was based on the novel by William Burroughs.
It is a remake of the original The Spies, a 1970s British drama that starred Humphrey Bogart, George Lazenby and Jane Birkin.
The Spics, a fictionalised version of the British spy agency MI6, is set to be released on 4 October.
Holland will play a CIA agent and he is also the new co-creator of the series with actor and director Nick Hornby.
“This series is the biggest reboot I have done in quite some time,” Holland said.
“I’ve got a really great cast, including the brilliant Nick Hornbys, who are all very excited and thrilled.”
Hornby is directing and the series is set in the 1960s, which is the same decade as the original film.
“The Spits is the most exciting thing I have ever been a part of,” he said.
Hornby said he had been approached by producers from both producers and the film’s producers, but “they’re going to wait until I get the green light before they sign on”.
The series is a reboot based on a novel by Burroughys original, The Spites.
It stars Humphrey ‘Humphrey’ Bogart as the titular agent and Jane ‘Biggie’ Birkin as his partner.
“They’re all very, very excited,” Hornby told Al Jazeera.
“Nick Hornby was on board with it.
He is a brilliant writer, so he is very keen to be involved.”
The series will feature a number of actors from the 1970’s, including former MI6 chief Jack Nicholson, as well as actors including Humphrey, Jack Nicholson and Richard Gere.
Hornsons wife, Jane Birkins daughter, Sophie, and her husband, Tom Holland, are also on board to star.
The show will be set in New York, Los Angeles and the fictional British city of Cardiff, Wales.
“We will do our own version of this old Cold War drama, but with modern British characters,” Hornsby said.
The cast of The Spit will also include former MI5 agent Nick Hornbs, who played the title character in the 1970 TV series.
The series was created by a group of British writers and producers, including Nick Horns by way of the BBC.
The BBC acquired the rights to the show in 2004, but Hornsbys wife, Sophie Horns, is said to have balked at the idea of her husband working on the series, because it is based on her husband.
“She was not into it at all,” Horny told the BBC in an interview in 2008.
“It was just too much of an obsession with the old Cold Warriors and it was too much, it was all a bit too big for her.
She said ‘no, no, no.
I can’t see it’.” But Horns said he was “100 per cent” behind the series.
“And I’m very proud to say that Tom is also a big fan of it,” he added.
Horns series is expected to be produced in-house at the BBC, with the actors involved working on their own projects. “
What is interesting is, if I had to pick one, I would say that Sophie and I are just happy to be doing this.”
Horns series is expected to be produced in-house at the BBC, with the actors involved working on their own projects.
Hornbys daughter, Olivia, will play the lead role.
The actor said that the series was a “perfect match” for his daughter’s interests.
“Olivia loves the world of spycraft and I have a very specific view on how to play it.
So I think it’s going to be really great,” he told the New York Times in 2015.