Netflix has released an official trailer for The Spy, a limited series starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Da Ali G Show) in a much more dramatic than we’re used to seeing him in. Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, and Waleed Zuaiter also star.
The show comes from Gideon Raff, who created the Israeli series that Showtime’s Homeland is based on, Prisoners of War. Raff also created the series Tyrant, and wrote and directed the upcoming Netflix movie The Red Sea Diving Resort starring Chris Evans and Michael Kenneth Williams.
You can find more info on The Spy and watch the trailer below.
THE SPY is inspired by the real-life story of former Mossad agent, Eli Cohen, who successfully goes undercover in Syria in the early 1960s. Cohen becomes close enough to ambitious military leaders and their rich friends to earn a game-changing level of trust about Syria’s biggest anti-Israel secret initiatives.
The series stars, Emmy-nominated Sacha Baron Cohen (Who is America?) as Eli Cohen, a man who wants nothing more than to be of service to his country, but he does his job so well that he finds it hard to strip off his double identity. Noah Emmerich (The Americans) plays Dan Peleg, Eli’s Mossad handler who tires to ease his own guilt over the sacrifices Eli makes, Hadar Ratzon Rotem (Homeland) portrays Eli’s wife, Nadia, who is left to raise their family on her own and knows something isn’t right about her husband’s government job, and Waleed Zuaiter (Colony) plays Amin Al-Hafz, a military officer who thinks he’s found the perfect ally in the undercover Cohen. THE SPY is written and directed by Emmy-winner Gideon Raff (Prisoners of War, Homeland and Tyrant) and Légende Films. The series is produced by Alain Goldman (La Vie en Rose). The limited series features 6×60-minute episodes.
The Spy is set to be released on Netflix on September 6th.
THE SPY, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is inspired by the real-life story of former notorious Mossad agent, Eli Cohen, who successfully goes undercover in Syria and ultimately changed the course of Israel’s history.