Showtime has ordered a new, eight-hour television event based upon last year's Golden Golden-nominated miniseries, Sleeper Cell. Michael Ealy and Oded Fehr re-team for the frighteningly realistic drama, set to begin production in Los Angeles this summer.

The controversial and unconventional drama delves into the harsh inner-workings of a Los Angeles-based Islamic terrorist cell headed by a charismatic and fanatical extremist (Fehr) and an Muslim undercover FBI agent (Ealy) who infiltrates it.

Last year's mini-series featured a powerful and engrossing two-hour finale that will set the stage for the new Sleeper Cell, which will continue to combine timely, meticulously researched storylines and complex characters to create an entertaining and thought-provoking television event.