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‘Stranger Things’ Actor Matthew Modine Joins ‘Surveillance’ with Sophia Bush

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The cast of CBS’ potential new spy drama Surveillance continues to grow. Stranger Things actor Matthew Modine has signed on to star in the series, which was handed a production commitment from the network earlier this year, alongside One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D. alum Sophia Bush.

 Surveillance is a “complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA (Bush), a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.” According to TVLine, Modine will be playing “a mysterious government operative known as the Man in a Red Tie”. The series was created by The Passage’s Matt Reeves and written by Sons of Liberty’s David C. White. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan director Patricia Riggen will step behind the camera for the series as well.

It’s important to note that Surveillance was only given a production commitment, meaning that CBS could back out and pay a fine. It’s most likely that the series will at least shoot a pilot later this fall, and based on Sophia Bush’s enthusiasm, we’d be surprised if it doesn’t get picked up.

“This what I’ve been up to this year, fam. Developing this project. Getting this character that feels like she already lives in my bones ready for you. I am so excited to finally be able to share this “blockbuster commitment” with all of you!! #HereWeGo #Surveillance,” the actress said in a tweet.

Fans will most likely recognize Modine from his recent guest-starring role as Dr. Brenner on Netflix’s Stranger Things. He has also appeared in films such as The Dark Knight Rises, 2017’s 47 Meters Down and 2018’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado. 

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