Last seen asking Who Is America? Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the small screen on Friday, September 6th, in the new Netflix limited series The Spy. Thanks to the good folks at Netflix PR, we have The Spy trailer and key art for your viewing pleasure.
The Spy Trailer:
From the press release:
In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
The series stars Emmy-nominated Sacha Baron Cohen (Who is America?) as 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 tries 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-Hafez, 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). Raff and Max Perry co-wrote episodes 3-6. The series is produced by Alain Goldman (La Vie en Rose) and Légende Films.
The Spy Key Art:
Let us know what you think of The Spy in the comments below. Can you take Sacha Baron Cohen seriously? Are we looking at a sneaky Borat origin story? Okay, I admit, I stole that joke from the YouTube comments. This is a tough business, and I don’t even have Mossad breathing down my neck.