Jeffrey Wright Joins Michael Fassbender in “The Bureau” Remake

Jeffrey Wright at the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Mar 2024
Jeffrey Wright at the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Mar 2024. Photo by Todd Williamson/Shutterstock (14370011ig)

It’s been just a few days since Michael Fassbender was officially cast as the lead in The Bureau remake, and this series is slowly rounding out its supporting cast. Recent Oscar nominee Jeffrey Wright will star opposite Fassbender in the Paramount+ series The Agency.

The promising spy drama will center on an undercover CIA agent Martian, who’s forced to return to his post in London Station. He finds himself hurled back into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage after his former lover re-enters his life, putting his mission and his real identity on the line.

Wright joined the cast as Henry, described as “the CIA’s director of operations overseeing non-official cover agents, and a mentor to Martian.” He’s fresh off scoring his first Oscar nomination for American Fiction, and will next be seen in Spike Lee’s High and Low and the second season of HBO’s post-apocalyptic series The Last of Us.

The Agency is based on the French series The Bureau, which ran on Canal+ from 2015 to 2020. Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth are writing its English-language adaptation for Paramount+, with Joe Wright joining them as a director. The duo will also produce alongside Fassbender and Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov.