“The Mole Agent” series on Netflix from 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 acclaimed documentary “Fire of Love” will be adapted into a narrative feature film, another Oscar-nominated doc, Maite Alberdi’s 2021 film “The Mole Agent” is also being adapted, this time for the small screen. . But this adaptation also happens to be a reunion between the star and the creator of NBC’s hit series “The Good Place.”

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

The as-yet-untitled series will star Danson as Charles, a retired man who finds a new lease on life when he answers an ad for a private investigator and becomes a mole in an undercover investigation.

This is just the logline via Netflix, as the film itself is about a man in his 80s who works as a spy, serving as eyes and ears at a retirement home where one of the resident’s children suspects elder abuse. The film has 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 executive producing the series alongside Morgan Sackett at Fremulon and David Miner at 3 Arts Entertainment. Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibañez are the executive producers of Micromundo Producciones. Julie Goldman and Christopher Clements are executive producers for Motto Pictures.

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

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Ted Danson in ‘The Good Place’

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“The Good Place,” which ran for four seasons on NBC and received 12 Emmy nominations, including three for Danson, also dealt with overarching ideas about existence, life and goodness while mocking people, who were injured. in the afterlife, which is called “The Good Place”, based on all the actions they have done during their lives. After ending in 2020, it has since performed strongly on Netflix.

Schur is also known for co-creating “Parks and Recreation,” “Rutherford Falls” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” executive producing “Hacks” and “Master of None,” and serving as a writer for four years. in the office”.

Alberdi’s latest film, “Eternal Memory,” premiered at Sundance and was acquired by MTV Documentary Films.

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