Sacha Baron Cohen is known for his over-the-top comedic roles like Borat and Ali G, but he’s taking a break from comedy to star in Netflix’s new spy drama.
Netflix is great at creating amazing shows, and their latest drama The Spy sounds fantastic. The six-episode series follows Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy working in Syria in the 1960s, and Cohen will be played by none other than funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen.
It’s a surprising role for Baron Cohen to take on, as he’s not just famous for being a comedic actor. Baron Cohen often disappears entirely into his outrageous comedic roles, so to see him take on something so earnest and something that could be so emotionally taxing is surprising.
As Variety reports, The Spy will talk about real-life spy Eli Cohen’s work in Syria, the ways embedded himself into Syrian high society, and rose through the ranks politically. The spy’s actions, the connections he made, and ultimately his death didn’t only have a large impact on Syrian society in the 60s, but they shaped the Middle East as we know it today.
There isn’t any information on when The Spy will hit Netflix or who else will be in the cast. However, the limited event is being written by Gideon Raff, who was a writer on Homeland, so we have no doubt that The Spy will be an utterly engaging story. We’ll just have to wait and see what it’s like to watch Baron Cohen in a dramatic role when the show officially releases.
Are you excited to see Sacha Baron Cohen try out a dramatic role?
Jane the Virgin season 4 has been a genuine triumph from its first episode. “Chapter Eighty-One”, however, just changed the course of its final act in hugely shocking fashion.
You need to start watching right now.
‘The 100’ showrunner Jason Rothenberg previews season 5 premiere, Monty’s dilemma and more (exclusive)
The 100 creator Jason Rothenberg speaks about the season 5 premiere “Eden,” some of the biggest character developments, and the recurring phrase ‘There are no good guys.’
Its box office potential isn't as simple as you think.
We recap this week’s Arrowverse episodes: Supergirl 3×14 “Schott Through the Heart,” The Flash 4×18 “Lose Yourself,” Black Lightning 1×13 “Shadow of Death: The Book of War” and Arrow 6×19 “The Dragon.”
Into the Badlands season 3 actress Orla Brady previews what we can expect from Lydia this year, what the show is like without Quinn, and who gets the coolest stunts.
As the show nears the end of its second season, Riverdale delivers an homage to Carrie: The Musical in an episode that highlights the show’s best and worst qualities.
Black Lightning‘s freshman season was a beautiful example of the socially-aware stories superhero dramas are capable of telling.
Aminah Mae Safi on mean girls, messy friendships, and bad decisions in ‘Not the Girls You’re Looking For’
Aminah Mae Safi talks to us about Not the Girls You’re Looking For, a story that explores ideas of identity, girlhood, and the complicated and powerful nature of female friendships.
We’ve got the cover for Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller’s highly anticipated Otherworld sequel, OtherEarth.
Recent Podcast Episodes
Join ReWatchable as we discuss Angel 5×07, “Lineage,” and Angel 5×08 “Destiny.”
- Resistance Radio
Mikey and Kaitlin are back with the latest news from a galaxy far far away and we break down the new trailer from Solo: A Star Wars Story!
Hype Podcast 183 rounds up all the week’s biggest entertainment news stories including Marvel, Star Wars, The 100, Throne of Glass, Cardi B, King Arthur, Harry Potter and much more.
Join ReWatchable as we discuss Angel 5×05, “The Life of the Party,” and Angel 5×06 “The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco.”