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Heading into the leading global content trade show, A+E Networks and A+E Networks UK have signed top international broadcasters for its latest factual co-production, Damian Lewis: Spy Wars.
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In the series, award-winning actor Damian Lewis unpacks some of the most thrilling covert missions in modern-day history with the help of new declassified information, high-profile experts, and intelligence officers who were there. The programme ranges from the most notorious spy exchange of recent times to the fake film production that freed Americans during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis to in-depth profiles of the world's most skilled and lethal double agents and has been described as James Bond meets every John le Carré thriller you've ever read.

Broadcasters joining Smithsonian Channel, which will air the docu-drama in the US, include HISTORY & Blaze (UK); Blue Ant (Canada); POP TV (Slovenia); Bilibil.com (China); TVNZ (New Zealand) Historia and Atresmedia (Spain). A+E Networks says that multiple other deals are in negotiation.

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars is produced by Alaska TV in association with Lewis’ own recently launched Rookery Productions.