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Abacus Media Rights Boards Spy Series ‘The Recruiter’ From ‘Ransom’ Creator David Vainola – Rome Mia Market (Exclusive)

Abacus Media Rights Boards Spy Series ‘The Recruiter’ From ‘Ransom’ Creator David Vainola – Rome Mia Market (Exclusive)

Abacus Media Rights has picked up international sales rights for “The Recruiter,” a spy series co-created by “Ransom” executive producer and co-creator David Vainola, one of the buzz titles being presented during the co-production forum at Rome’s Mia market this week.

“The Recruiter” is a high-stakes espionage thriller inspired by the work of the “Five Eyes,” an alliance of the intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia. Produced by Jennifer Kawaja of Sienna Films and co-created by former Canadian intelligence agent Allan R. MacDougall, it’s a tense human drama set against what Vainola calls the “emerging Cold War between China and the West.”

The show follows Canadian intelligence agent Sam Garrison, who’s tapped by the CIA to recruit a key asset in China who holds vital information that could lead to rising tensions between the global superpowers. Upon her arrival,

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