Short for Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego, "M.I.C.E." is based on the Israeli series "The Gordin Cell," about a patriotic Israeli Air Force officer whose parents emigrated from the USSR in 1990 and were, unbeknownst to him, Russian spies. When their old handler turns up and tries to recruit him, the protagonist is forced to choose between his country and his family.
Berg will executive produce the series alongside Sarah Aubrey. The pair noted they were inspired by the success and quality of "Homeland," another Israeli adaptation.
While Berg is currently prepping SEAL action drama "Lone Survivor" for the big screen with Mark Wahlberg and "FNL" alum Taylor Kitsch set to star, he told Deadline about his enthusiasm for TV: "I can’t think of a better time for television with shows like 'Homeland,' 'Game Of Thrones' and 'Breaking Bad' where we see more and more of the unique point of view of television as well as depth and richness of characters we don’t see in film."