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The Gray House,” the Kevin Costner-produced limited series about a female spy ring during the Civil War, will open Monaco’s 63rd annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June.

The six-episode limited series tells the hidden-history tale of four Southern women — a Virginia socialite and her mother, a formerly enslaved Black woman and a high-end prostitute — who served as key espionage agents for the Union. The foursome are credited as unsung heroes who helped end the nation’s brutal cleavage in 1865. Mary-Louise Parker, Amethyst Davis, Daisy Head and Ben Vereen lead the ensemble cast.

Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary produce through their Revelations Entertainment banner alongside Costner’s Territory Pictures and Big Dreams Entertainment from Republic Pictures. Paramount Global Content Distribution is handling distribution of the series but it’s not yet clear where “Gray House” will land in the U.S.

“As a storyteller, I’ve always looked to history. ‘The Gray House’ is an important American story, yet is relatable to audiences around the world because it’s a true saga of sacrifice for freedom,” Costner said. “It is an epic spy adventure that will thrill, educate and inspire viewers. I would have liked to direct it myself, but I’m proud to be part of this project. The considerable talent of director Roland Joffé has given us a portrait of four incredibly brave women against the sweeping backdrop of war, romance, history and tragedy.”

Costner, Freeman, McCreary, Rod Lake, Howard Kaplan and Leslie Greif are executive producers.

“At Revelations we look for stories that inspire and reveal truth,” said Freeman and McCreary. ” ‘The Gray House’ is just that — the tale of four female spies who fought to keep America together during the Civil War. This true story of spy craft was almost lost to history – but in fact it was critical to the Union’s victory over the Confederacy.”

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival runs June 14-16.



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