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The Oscar-winning writer and producer of "The Hurt Locker" is bringing his multihyphenate talents to the small screen, developing an espionage series -- inspired by real events -- for Showtime.

Variety reports that the premium cable outlet has already made a series commitment to "Intelligence," which will be written, directed, and executive produced by Mark Boal. The show is described as "a spy thriller series" that puts a fictional spin on "real stories from around the world."

Here's the scoop, per Variety:
The show ... will explore the secret inner workings of power and how espionage intersects with politics, finance, media and Silicon Valley. The first season will dramatize the behind-the-scenes history leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, with each potential subsequent season looking at a major world event through the lens of covert operations.

Boal, a frequent collaborator of director Kathryn Bigelow, also co-wrote the filmmaker's "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Detroit." Most recently, he wrote and executive produced the Netflix film "Triple Frontier," starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck. This will mark his first time working on a television series.

No word yet on a premiere date. Stay tuned.

[via: Variety]