Michael Fassbender has entered into talks to join the cast of the George Clooney espionage thriller series ‘The Department.’

Based on ‘The Bureau,’ the hit French spy show, the story centres on a member of a clandestine branch of the French Secret Services (DGSE) who returns to his home base after a six-year mission in Damascus. As he struggles to let go of his false identity and illicit affair with a Syrian woman, he finds himself playing a double game between the DGSE and the CIA.

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Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, the series will be executive produced by Keith Cox and Nina L. Diaz of MTVE Studios; David Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin and Bob Yari of 101 Studios (“Yellowstone”); Alex Berger for The Originals Productions; and Ashley Stern and Pascal Breton for Federation Studios/Federation Entertainment of America.

Filming is due to commence in London this spring.

Fassbender was last seen in David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’