Sacha Baron Cohen Cast in Lead Role for Netflix Spy Drama
Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast in the lead role for an upcoming historical spy drama series for Netflix.
According to Variety, the show called The Spy will be a six-episode series recounting the story of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who infiltrated Syrian high society in the 1960s.
Eli rose through the political ranks, making many important government and military connections, and his actions have had lasting consequences, even shaping the Middle East of today. The series’ release date has yet to be announced.
Gideon Raff, who created the Prisoners of War series on which Homeland is based, will write and direct the show, and Alain Goldman and Légende Films are set to produce.