George Clooney to Direct ‘The Department’ Based on Showtime’s French Series ‘The Bureau’

Showtime has given a direct-to-series order Category (w/t) Based on the acclaimed French espionage political thriller office, From George Clooney and Grant Heslove’s Smokehouse Pictures, MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios. Clooney will direct the series and also executive produce with Heslov through their Smokehouse Pictures. Production is slated to begin later this year.

Created by Eric Rochant, Le Bureau The daily lives and missions of agents within France’s main external security service center. It focuses on the “Bureau of Legends”, which is responsible for training and directing deep-cover agents on long-term missions in areas with French interests. Living under false identities for years, these agents’ mission is to identify and recruit good intelligence sources.

You were only young once, Based on the riveting and brilliant series the officewill follow its great tradition homelandone of Showtime’s most successful and brand-defining shows,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime and Paramount Media. “Like this homeland Advanced world espionage You are only young once will take viewers deeper into a world of intrigue and subterfuge with complex characters who grapple with existential threats to the nation and the world while battling their own demons.”

Le Bureau des Legends (The Bureau) TOP – A Canal+ Creation original series produced by The Original Productions (Alex Berger, Eric Rochant) and Federation Studios (Pascal Breton).

“We are delighted to expand of the bureau through DNA You are only young once for Showtime with our friends at MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios,” said Alex Berger, president and executive producer of The Original Productions (TOP). “The Originals Productions (TOP), Federation and Paramount are taking our franchise to the next level, creating a new high-stakes international espionage show set in an extremely complex geopolitical environment today.”

Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, You are only young once Keith Cox and Nina L. Diaz of MTV Studios will executive produce; David C. Glasser, Ron Burkell, David Hutkin, and Bob Yary of 101 Studios (Yellowstone); Alex Berger for The Original Production; and Ashley Stern and Pascal Breton for Federation Studios/Federation Entertainment in America.

Guillaume Pommier, Federation co-head of distribution, added: “We couldn’t dream of a better partner home than Showtime to adapt. the office. They share with us the passion, vision and ambition for what this amazing show combined with their powerful premium global network will bring. You are only young once of the world.”

“We are thrilled to partner with George and Grant on this amazing project,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. Paramount+/Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios have been incredible homes for many of our projects and we’re excited to be working again with Chris McCarthy, Keith Cox, Nina Diaz and their incredible team.”

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