This season, ten sleeper that is russian had been arrested in the usa following a decade-long FBI operation. In 2013, Joe Weisberg produced tv program about them: The People in america.
Although the acclaimed spy drama happens into the early 1980s, whenever US-Soviet relations had been on a razor’s advantage, it is instantly the essential topical show on US television. Weisberg, a previous cia operative, based his show regarding the 2010 spy ring, but made a decision to set it into the past, because—back in 2013—people no longer considered America’s relations with Russia to be fraught.
“A present day setting didn’t look like a beneficial idea, ” he told Time prior to the show’s premiere. “People were both shocked and simultaneously shrugged during the Russian sleeper agent scandal like we were really enemies with Russia anymore because it didn’t seem. A way that is obvious remedy that for tv would be to place it right straight back into the Cold War. Continue reading