ABC’s Cold War espionage series The Assets will receive its UK premiere on UKTV’s Alibi channel on Monday September 10th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Based on the book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed, The Assets is an eight-part limited series based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). The year 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) vowed to find the mole who would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys).
Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth. The mini was produced by ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions with Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman serving as executive producers. The directors are Peter Medak, Trygve Diesen and Jeff T. Thomas.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.