Spooks Creator Teases the Show Could Return with a Very Big Change
Spooks creator claims the show could get revived with a massive change.
Spooks creator David Wolstencroft, reveals there's a strong argument for reviving the show in 2020. The BBC One spy drama known as 'MI-5' in the United States and several other countries ran for nine years from 2002 to 2011.
The series revolved around the MI-5's Counter-Terrorism Department, starring the likes of Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo, Peter Firth, Jenny Agutter, and Matthew Macfadyen.
Watch: Trailer for the release of BBC's MI5 Season 1 DVDs.
Spooks ran during the era of the War on Terrorism, but Wolstencroft believes the show could come back on air today as well with some significant changes.
Wolstencroft noted, "I think we would have a greater racial diversity in the cast. I would want more women writing it and directing it – it was quite a male-heavy show. It's just the way that everything fell at the time."
The creator added, "The stories would come from different places, and maybe would be outside London. It would be more distributed across the nation. You would understand more of the world. These characters would perhaps have more different allegiances and different expectations of what the government could do."
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Given the manner in which cybercrime converges with MI-5 currently, Wolstencroft reckons the "stakes would be much higher."
David insisted the mix and the feel would be different, but the ambition would be greater, if not the same.
Check out: MI-5 Official International Trailer #1 (2015) - Kit Harington Movie HD
The series was followed by the British spy film 'Spooks: The Greater Good' starring Kit Harrington that released on 8th May 2015.