The Spy: Limited Series

The Spy: Limited Series

The Spy: Limited Series

Oscar-nominee Sacha Baron Cohen (Trial of the Chicago 7) leads this limited espionage series based on a real Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent who, for years in the 1960s, went deep undercover inside Syria. Created by Emmy-winning writer and producer Gideon Raff (Homeland).

2019Rating: TV-MAFranceNetflix
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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EPISODE 1.1

The Immigrant

Desperate to get an agent inside Syria, Mossad recruits Egyptian-born Eli and puts him through a crash course in spycraft.

EPISODE 1.2

What's New, Buenos Aires?

Solidifying his cover identity in Buenos Aires, Eli makes a serendipitous connection. But his fervor puts the entire mission in jeopardy.

EPISODE 1.3

Alone in Damascus

Eli makes an influential ally. Though early operations in Damascus quickly bear fruit, Dan fears Eli's bold methods will get him killed.

EPISODE 1.4

The Odd Couples

Eli's mission takes a dangerous turn as he tries to report on a secret military installation. Back home, Nadia struggles to raise the children alone.

EPISODE 1.5

Fish Gotta Swim

After a bloody coup, Eli insinuates himself closer to the center of Syrian power. But the emotional demands of the job take a severe toll.

EPISODE 1.6

Home

While Israel prepares to strike a Syrian target identified by Eli, suspicion closes in around him. Retaliation is swift -- and ruthless.

The Spy: Limited Series / Reviews

Variety

Variety

As a spy drama, the series is as plodding as its title...

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Salon

Salon

Leaves the viewer as awestruck by the story as by [Sacha Baron] Cohen's convincing and emotionally-layered portrayal...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Ends up being a satisfying depiction of one of the more unusual success stories of international espionage.

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IGN

IGN

There aren't too many story beats that will shock you or twists that will floor you, but Cohen definitely creates a character to care about.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The Spy is an easy-to-digest tale of political intrigue and espionage.

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Collider

Collider

All of the parts work well together to make for a compelling watch.

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