Emmy Award nominee Sacha Baron Cohen (Showtime's Who Is America?) is taking a break from flaming close-minded political and societal big-wigs for his next project, the upcoming Netflix limited series The Spy. Written and directed by Emmy-winner Gideon Raff (Homeland, Tyrant), the project is based on the life of legendary former Mossad agent Eli Cohen (Cohen).
As an undercover spy in Syria in the 60's, Cohen was able to work his way into the world of power-hungry military leaders and their rich friends – earning a history-changing level of access to Syria's biggest anti-Israel secret initiatives.
Here's a look at the official trailer for Cohen's The Spy, set to hit the streaming service on September 6:
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.
Created by Gideon Raff, THE SPY stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Alexander Siddig, Waleed Zuaiter, Nassim Si Ahmed, and Marc Maurille.
As Cohen finds himself delving deeper into a world that wants him dead, he begins to find the line between his two worlds quickly beginning to blur (with first-look images included in the article).
● Noah Emmerich (The Americans) plays Dan Peleg, a charming, rumpled and brilliant Mossad trainer. He is wise, wary and stubborn, and has a tendency to blur the boundaries between the personal and professional. He has conflicted feelings about Eli (Baron Cohen), and is tormented by a mistake he made in the past.
● Hadar Ratzon Rotem (Homeland) plays 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.
● Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
● Waleed Zuaiter (Colony) plays Amin Al-Hafz, a military officer who thinks he's found the perfect ally in the undercover Cohen.
● Nassim Si Ahmed (Groom) portrays Ma'azi.
● Marc Maurille (Half Time) plays Sergeant IDF.