Simu Liu and James Wan team up for espionage thriller series at Peacock

Simu Liu and James Wan team up for espionage thriller series at Peacock
via Simu Liu (left), Collider Interviews (right)
Ryan General
February 15, 2024
NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has announced a new espionage techno-thriller series, to be led by Simu Liu and executive produced by filmmaker James Wan.
About the show: The still-untitled spy thriller was one of the four shows revealed during the platform’s presentation for the Television Critics Association on Feb.13.
In the series, Liu plays the role of Alexander Hale, a “first-generation-American intelligence analyst” who discovers his brain has been hacked. The show will be about the character trying to uncover the truth behind those who have gained unauthorized access to his senses. 
Who’s behind it: The show was created by writer Thomas Brandon (“Legacies,” “Lady in the Mask” and “Tapped”), who will also serve as its executive producer along with Wan and Liu himself. The project falls under the banner of Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster, with Michael Clear and Rob Hackett also serving as executive producers. Danielle Bozzone will oversee production for Atomic Monster.
Return to TV: The show marks Liu’s return to television since starring in the hit show “Kim’s Convenience” and following his success in films “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” and “Barbie,” among others. Meanwhile, Wan, known for his work on “The Conjuring,” “Insidious,” “Saw” and “Aquaman” franchises, previously collaborated with Peacock on the series “Teacup.” 
Other shows revealed: Peacock also unveiled three other projects: the limited series “Devil in Disguise: John Wayne Gacy” on the harrowing exploits of the notorious serial killer, the thriller series “All Her Fault” based on a bestselling novel and the mockumentary comedy series “Mr. Throwback,” starring NBA legend Stephen Curry and Adam Pally.
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