A lighthearted and funny yet humane real-life tale about the human condition sounds precisely like the type of story Mike Schur would be interested in adapting for the small screen. Besides creating and serving as the showrunner across all four seasons of “The Good Place” (a series dedicated to exploring philosophy, teaching ethics, and promoting empathy), he also co-created the hit shows “Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” both of which combined broad humor and sincere drama with social commentary about the sections of government that they focus on. Prior to that, Schur played Dwight’s beet farm-dwelling weirdo cousin Mose on the U.S. version of “The Office,” on top of serving as a writer and producer. We all gotta start somewhere, right?
In addition to playing the senior citizen who goes undercover, Ted Danson is expected to serve as an executive producer on the TV adaptation of “The Mole Agent,” as will Schur and 3 Arts’ David Miner and Morgan Sackett. Sadly, this development also seems to imply that “Rutherford Falls,” the acclaimed Native American-led sitcom Schur co-created with Sierra Teller Ornelas and Ed Helms, is more or less dead in the water after it was canceled by Peacock a mere two seasons into its run. (Unless Schur knows something I don’t? If so, don’t leave me hanging, Mike!)
/Film will bring you more updates on “The Mole Agent” as they come our way.