Friday, December 15, 2006

Like Spooks? Here come ‘Rogue Spooks’!


The BBC’s spy drama Spooks is commonly considered to be excellent – right up there with top American series like 24, but inevitably a little lower than West Wing. Well the BBC is keen to maintain the Spooks audience reach and attach it to BBC 3, so it is commissioning a spin-off series, ‘Rogue Spooks’. According to BBC Online,

'Rogue Spooks', the drama's working title, will follow young MI5 recruits who "follow a different rule book".

Can’t wait, although it would be nice to think the BBC could commission completely new drama as well. I have an idea for a series that follows the political career of a dynamic school teacher, clearly headed for the top but for the actions of a few disenchanted voters in the West Midlands. It’s got real potential I think.

3 comments:

chris wotton said...

Only if you can write the theme choon, sing the theme choon...

Lestaki said...

This is as out of place on your blog as a serious political post would be on mine. OH SHI-

Nick said...

The BBC have let themselves down here I think. Ive loved Spooks ever since the first series, but this spin off series really feels like they are just milking the cash cow, making the franchise seem cheap, rather than the feeling of quality that its had before, much like Hustle.

Also, only 1 of the people in that vote is (potentially) still alive in the series, making it look like some kind of get-together. Plus, Danny and Adam are conflicting, they both play the same roles...