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TNT, BBC team up for drama series 'The Grid'

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MUMBAI: Turner Network Television (TNT) and the BBC have joined forces for a drama series The Grid. Starring Dylan McDermott The Practice and Julianna Margulies ER the show will explore both sides of the escalating war on terror.

 

 

The Grid will be produced in conjunction with Fox Television Studios and Carnival Films. Production on the six-hour series will begin early next year in Toronto, London and Morocco. Margulies will play maverick NSA counter-terrorism operative Maya Jackson, and McDermott will play FBI agent Mike Canary, two of three young American and two British counter-terrorism agents. They collaborate to disrupt a ferocious terrorist cell bent on destroying the world's economic foundations.



BBC's head of drama commissioning Gareth Neame had the following remarks to make about the project. "The Grid is an international project that looks in detail at a terrorist cell operating on a global level and a team of American and British counter-terrorists who are tasked to stop it. It is an ambitious project that explores what motivates and finances the terrorists and examines how international agencies must cooperate to defeat them. The drama looks at the defining threat of our time but does so on a bigger scale than is possible with shows like Spooks and 24."



Fox TV Studios' executive VP movies and miniseries David Madden added, "We're very excited to be in business for the first time with TNT and BBC. We believe this film project is extremely significant in its effort to honestly depict all sides of the current global tensions within the context of an urgent international thriller."

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