Rory Cochrane, who previously appeared in the hit series, CSI: Miami, will be appearing in TNT’s upcoming miniseries, The Company. The production is set to begin airing on August 5, with little commercial interruption during the series premiere.
The miniseries is centered on the Cold War and the events associated with it, such as the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Bay of Pigs disaster in the 1960s and the downfall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Told from the perspective of the soldiers involved in the war, the three-week television event will show how the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was played out.
Aside from Rory Cochrane, who played Tim “Speed” Speedle on CSI: Miami, the stellar cast also includes Chris O’Donnell (The Three Musketeers, Grey’s Anatomy) as Jack McAuliffe, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Chocolat) as Harvey Torriti and Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice) as James Jesus Angleton.
Cochrane, 35, will appear in the miniseries as Yevgeny Tipsin, a Russian-born doctorate student who is drafted by the KGB to work in America. While training in the Soviet Union, Yevgeny falls in love with a young Jewish woman. He plans to marry her, but is shipped off to the United States before he can do so.
Since leaving CSI: Miami, Rory Cochrane has been involved in two film productions, both of which were released in 2006. The thriller, Right at Your Door, featured him as a man named Brad, while the award-winning film, Scanner Darkly, featured him as Charles Freck.
The first episode of The Company will feature the early years of the CIA during the Cold War and the initial tension between the agency and the KGB. The second episode will center on two major events, The Hungarian Uprising and the Bay of Pigs. The final episode will show the CIA in a desperate search for a KGB mole who has been sabotaging the agency’s missions.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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