The Assets is an eight-part miniseries based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth. The Assets will look inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA.
The Assets stars Paul Rhys (Borgia) as Aldrich Ames, Jodie Whittaker (Venus) as Sandy Grimes, Harriet Walter (Babel) as Jeanne Vertefeuile, Stuart Milligan (Jonathan Creek) as Art O'Neill, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Gary Grimes, Christina Cole (Casino Royale) as Louisa, and Ralph Brown (Withnail and I) as Lawrence Winston.
The Assets is based on the book "Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed" by Sandy Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuile. Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman executive produce the series. The Assets is produced by Lincoln Square Productions.
Episodes one and two can be viewed on ABC or via Hulu:
My Name is Aldrich Ames - Episode 1
Jewel in the Crown - Episode 2
ABC started airing the remaining six episodes on Saturday, June 21st, at 9pm. Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, June 21st - “Trip to Vienna” - Episode 3
Saturday, June 28th - “What’s Done is Done” - Episode 4
Sunday, July 27th - “Check Mate” - Episode 5 (4 p.m. EST) and “Small Useless Truth” - Episode 6 (5 p.m. EST)
Sunday, August 3rd - “The Straw Poll” - Episode 7 (4 p.m. EST) and “Avenger” - Episode 8 (5 p.m. EST)
Watch previously aired episodes on the show's page on ABC.
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