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The television series Condor is a remake of two titles from the ’70s: Sydney Pollack’s 1975 political thriller Three Days of Condor and the 1974 novel it was based on, Six Days of Condor. Still, according to a star of the AT&T original series, Mira Sorvino, the story feels especially “relevant” to our society today.
“I think the writers did a super admirable job,” Sorvino tells The Hollywood Reporter In Studio. “I think they made it so relevant because what it highlights for me is the fact that we may assume, as Americans, that all of our governmental structures are kind of these stable entities that can survive anyone who passes through them…. This show says, ‘Uh-uh-uh,’ lifts the curtain, looks into the intelligence agencies and see how world history is shaped by the agendas of a few people.”
Condor centers on Joe Turner (Max Irons), a young CIA employee who finds his entire office has been murdered by professional killers. The slaying forces him into battle with some of the most dangerous assets of the military industrial complex.
Sorvino stars as Marty Frost in the 10-episode series, a “complex” investigator who isn’t as tough as she appears. “I would say that on the outside she’s tough because she has to be. She’s had to make herself into this take-no-prisoners, ballsy person. But inside, she’s really vulnerable,” Sorvino says.
“She’s a complex person,” she adds. “Everybody has agendas, these very powerful agendas. For her, I feel like hers is almost all-consuming. It really eats her up inside.”
The actress also discussed how the television series “challenges” its audience and takes it along for this “tremendous ride.”
“It challenges you to think about our culture, our society, and ourselves. Like…how if we just sit by and do nothing, these institutions that I said before are not really immutable, are not really unchangeable, are being morphed or transmogrified into something that we never expected they could even become, and therefore becom[e] instruments of an agenda that perhaps we never signed up for as citizens.”
Watch the video above to hear Sorvino additionally discuss working with director Andrew McCarthy, Condor’s strong female characters and her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN.
Condor airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AT&T’s Audience Network.
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