Monday, February 8, 2021

Development News - FX Picks Up Pilot for Drama 'The Spook Who Sat by the Door' from Lee Daniels

Development News - February 8, 2021

FX's The Spook Who Sat by the Door.

  • THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (Drama) - Written by Leigh Dana Jackson. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Executive produced by Jackson, McMurray, Lee Daniels and Marc Velez. Produced by 20th Television. Logline: In the late 1960s, Dan Freeman is recruited by the CIA as part of an affirmative-action program as the first African-American officer. After a very competitive selection process, he trains in high-level combat and espionage. Following this arduous training, this model recruit is rewarded with a post in the reprographics, aka photocopying, department, "left by the door" as a token of the CIA's "racial equality." Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee.