Ted Danson is A Classic Spy in new Netflix comedy series: Everything we know so far

Find out everything we know about the Netflix comedy series, A Classic Spy, starring Ted Danson!
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Get ready for a comedic reunion with Ted Danson and Mike Schur as they join forces once again, in the highly anticipated upcoming Netflix series, A Classic Spy. If you've been craving the electric chemistry that made The Good Place an unforgettable show, this reunion promises to be another laughter-packed adventure!

Previously simply known as the Untitled Mike Schur/Ted Danson comedy series, A Classic Spy draws inspiration from the internationally acclaimed documentary film, The Mole Agent (2020), directed by Maite Alberdi. In the Netflix series, Ted Danson takes on the lead role of Charles, who begins working for a private investigator to unravel allegations of elder abuse.

If you're curious about the upcoming series, and want to be in the know, you're in the right place! Join us below as we dive into the release date predictions, delve into the synopsis, and spill the tea on the full cast, and more.

So, without further ado, let's dive into the world of A Classic Spy!

Everything about A Classic Spy

What is A Classic Spy about?

Currently, not much is known about the specifics surrounding the plot of A Classic Spy, however, as mentioned, the upcoming Netflix series is based on the 2020 documentary The Mole Agent, which follows an 83-year-old man named Sergio who goes deep undercover in a Chilean nursing home to investigate suspicions of elder abuse. The Netflix series adaptation will likely follow a similar premise, with Ted Danson's character, Charles, becoming a mole for a secret investigation. The official longline, as per Netflix's Media Center, reads:

"Charles (Ted Danson), a retired man, gets a new lease on life when he answers an ad from a PI and becomes a mole in a secret investigation."


Who is the cast of A Classic Spy?

Meet the star-studded ensemble of A Classic Spy! As mentioned, Ted Danson takes the lead as Charles. But wait, the cast is not complete without an array of talented co-stars joining the spy antics!

Joining him on this comedic adventure are the likes of Stephanie Beatriz, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Lila Richcreek Estrada, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Sally Struthers, Eugene Cordero, Margaret Avery, John Getz, Susan Ruttan, Lori Tan Chinn, Clyde Kusatsu, Marc Evan Jackson, and Jama Williamson.

This diverse and talented cast is set to bring the characters to life! From seasoned veterans to rising stars, A Classic Spy's ensemble is a testament to the show's commitment to delivering a rollercoaster of laughs and surprises!

Who is behind A Classic Spy?

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Behind the scenes of A Classic Spy, a brilliant ensemble of creative minds is hard at work. Mike Schur (Fremulon), Morgan Sackett, David Miner (3 Arts Entertainment), Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibañez (Micromundo Producciones), Julie Goldman, and Christopher Clements (Motto Pictures) are the wizards weaving the comedic tapestry of this upcoming Netflix gem! Together, they're blending their talents to serve up a thrilling concoction of humor and espionage, promising a one-of-a-kind viewing experience in A Classic Spy.

When is A Classic Spy coming to Netflix?

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The burning question on everyone's minds is, when is A Classic Spy hitting our screens? Unfortunately, at this time Netflix is keeping their cards close, and no official release date has been spilled for this comedic gem.

As the series gears up in production, we're keeping our ears to the ground for any tidbits on the release date. While the streaming gods haven't bestowed a specific date upon us yet, if we were to channel our inner detectives, we'd hazard a guess that A Classic Spy could make its grand entrance sometime in 2025. After all, the show has recently stepped into pre-production, and as of now, the filming schedule remains a well-kept secret.

Make sure to stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates and news A Classic Spy, we'll be sure to update you as soon as we hear something new!

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