Series / The Agency
A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA
— a mix of Spy Drama
, Government Procedural
and office drama. The show lasted from September, 2001 to May, 2003
9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one Osama bin Laden
. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was retooled
, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the The War on Terror
Lots of Espionage Tropes
This series provides examples of:
- The Mole: One episode focused on the search for one.
- Overt Operative: Some of the characters are overt employees, and thus don't have covers.