‘The Mole Agent’ series set on Netflix by Ted Danson and Mike Schur

Netflix has ordered a narrative series based on Maite Alberdi’s Oscar-nominated doc from Mike Schur and starring Ted Danson.

Days after it was announced that the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Fire of Love’ would be adapted into a narrative feature film, another Oscar-nominated documentary, Maite Alberdi’s 2021 film ‘The Mole Agent’, is also being adapted, this time for the small screen. . But this edit also happens to be a reunion between the star and creator of NBC’s hit series “The Good Place.”

Ted Danson and Mike Schur have reunited for a series adaptation of Alberdi’s “The Mole Agent,” which Netflix has ordered to series with an eight-episode order. And the film’s original director, Alberdi, is also involved as an executive producer.

The untitled series stars Danson as Charles, a retired man who gets a new life when he responds to a private investigator’s ad and becomes a mole in a secret investigation.

That’s just the logline via Netflix, as the film itself is about a man in his 80s who takes a job as a spy and serves as the eyes and ears at a retirement home, where one of the resident’s children suspects elder abuse. The film takes an unexpectedly heartwarming twist with plenty of romance and thoughtful ideas about aging and, as IndieWire’s Eric Kohn put it, finding meaning in a lonely world.”

Schur is an executive producer on the series, along with Morgan Sackett for Fremulon and David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment. Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibañez are executive producers for Micromundo Producciones. Julie Goldman and Christopher Clements are executive producers for Motto Pictures.

The series “The Mole Agent” is a production of Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Ted Danson in “The Good Place”

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“The Good Place,” which ran for four seasons on NBC and earned 12 Emmy nominations during its run, including three nominations for Danson, also dealt with big ideas about existence, life, and goodness while satirizing the idea of ​​people being were injured. up in an afterlife known as “The Good Place” based on every action they have taken throughout their lives. It has since become a strong player on Netflix after ending in 2020.

Schur is also known for co-creating “Parks and Recreation,” “Rutherford Falls,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” is an executive producer of “Hacks” and “Master of None,” and was also a writer for four years. at the office’.

Alberdi’s most recent film “The Eternal Memory” premiered at Sundance and was purchased by MTV Documentary Films.

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