Netflix has set a September 6th premiere date for its limited series “The Spy” starring Emmy-nominated comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in a serious dramatic role.
The project is inspired by the story of legendary former Mossad agent Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen), who successfully goes undercover in Syria in the early 1960s – becoming 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.
Noah Emmerich co-stars as his Mossad handler who tries to ease his own guilt over the sacrifices Eli makes, Hadar Ratzon Rotem as his wife 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 as a military officer who thinks he’s found the perfect ally in the undercover Cohen.
Three first look photos are also out from the project are also out. The series hails from Emmy-winning “Prisoners of War” and “Tyrant” executive producer, writer and director Gideon Raff and producer Alain Goldman (“La Vie En Rose”).