The Defeated: Season 1

The Defeated: Season 1

The Defeated: Season 1

An American cop helps create a police force in Berlin during the chaotic aftermath of World War II in this period thriller series starring Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) and Logan Marshall-Green (Upgrade) alongside award-winners Nina Hoss (Phoenix) and Michael C Hall (Dexter). Also known as The Defeated.

2020Germany, France, Canada
CrimeDramaWarHistoricalWorld Cinema

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
18 August 2021

First Trick

In 1946, the New York police officer Max McLaughlin traveled to the divided city of Berlin to help set up a civilian police force based on the American model.

EPISODE 1.2
18 August 2021

Brother of Edmund

While searching for the murderers of two American GIs, Max and Elsie come across an eyewitness - but she is murdered soon after.

EPISODE 1.3
18 August 2021

Rainbows

Max gets pressure from his superior Franklin to solve the GIs murder as soon as possible. He himself is driven by the search for his brother Moritz.

EPISODE 1.4
18 August 2021

Nakam

After her escape from Max, waitress Karin seeks protection from "Engelmacher" Dr. Gladow and offers him her services.

EPISODE 1.5
18 August 2021

Bellyful

The two brothers' game of cat and mouse is becoming increasingly popular. Max doesn't find Moritz himself, but at least he can find his shelter. He is holed up in a boathouse.

EPISODE 1.6
18 August 2021

Blessed

"Engelmacher" Dr. Gladow and his women's army plan an attack on the police station that nobody should survive.

EPISODE 1.7
18 August 2021

Mutti

Moritz finds evidence that Max's boss Franklin is helping old Nazis by getting them forged papers for artworks.

EPISODE 1.8
18 August 2021

Homecoming

There is a showdown between the two brothers Max and Moritz.

The Defeated: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

(Shadowplay) features a pretty stacked cast for an import released with very little fanfare from Netflix...

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News.com.au

News.com.au

With its handsome production values and exploration of the dark depths of human failings, Shadowplay is a vivid portrait of a complex time and place.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Shadowplay is a fresh take on this kind of wartime drama... Just be ready for some graphic violence.

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