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Gideon Raff, Hypnotic Developing Spy Drama ‘The Increment’ with Universal Cable Productions

Gideon Raff and Doug Liman’s Hypnotic have teamed to develop a spy thriller for Universal Cable Productions based on the 2009 novel “The Increment.”

The story follows a CIA officer as he attempts to find the sender of an encrypted message from one of Iran’s nuclear facilities. The novel by David Ignatius weaves a cat-and-mouse story around the CIA, the U.K. black ops units known as the Increment and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

Raff, who created the Israeli drama “Prisoner of War” that begat Showtime’s “Homeland,” is set to write and direct.

“David Ignatius’ novel is a gripping, edge-of-your seat tale of deceit and revenge with fascinating characters and intricate landscapes,” said Dawn Olmstead, UCP’s exec VP of development. “We look forward to collaborating with Gideon Raff and Hypnotic as we bring this highly suspenseful thriller to life on the small screen.”

Raff is working with Hypnotic partners Liman, Dave Bartis and Gene Klein on “Increment.” Raff previously worked with UCP on the USA Network drama “Dig.”

UCP’s active roster of shows includes USA’ “Mr. Robot,” “Colony” and “Playing House,” Syfy’s “The Magicians” and “12 Monkeys” and Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”

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