When a British spy falls for a Nazi’s fiancée, he jeopardises his assignment to thwart the Nazi’s uranium smuggling operation.
For a series a logline should describe the universe that many stories are being told in. A limited series is a bit different as it is more like a huge movie with one compelling arc.
I am not sure if Nazis are still an issue in 61. By then we had Eastern and Western Germany. So I am not sure that the date works for that reason.
In 60’s Cold War divide Germany a British spy falls in love with a with a woman putting his mission at risk to stop the last remaining nazis from obtaining Uranium.
Limited series 8 episodes:
Series logline: In 1961, when a British spy falls for a Nazi’s fiancee, he jeopardises his assignment to thwart the Nazi’s uranium smuggling operation. (courtesy of DPG).
Pilot logline: In 1961, a British spy must return to his old dangerous games to catch a Nazi war criminal hiding on the French Riviera. (courtesy of CKHarper).
Agree with Leviathan. on the matter of specifying a date. That may be necessary in a logline for a biographical or historical script. But for a work of fiction, it is usually better to give a general time period unless the fictional story is embedded in a non-fictional event, such as D-Day, the fall of Constantinople, the start of the Meiji Restoration. Which does not appear to be the case with this story.
Also – I managed to get a request with this logline.
I also got one with the very earliest one…
A retired spy living the high life on the French Riviera must confront his dark, shameful past when he is blackmailed into entrapping a Nazi war criminal.
And this middle one…
In 1961, a British double agent is blackmailed with his past crimes by a former colleague, and forced to spy on a suspected Nazi war criminal, now an American jet-setter living on the French Riviera.
And the very oldest (which I began with)…
A rich playboy with a dark past is summoned back to his old life as a spy – but is soon entangled in a complex web of sex, betrayal and deception.
I managed a read request on BL with that one (which probably means nothing ha).
I mean – perhaps one of these would be good for pilot loglines? I dunno.