Set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII, follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits, torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility.
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Evelyne Brochu ...  Aurora Luft 28 episodes, 2015-2017
Jack Laskey ...  Alfred Graves 28 episodes, 2015-2017
Warren Brown ...  Neil Mackay 28 episodes, 2015-2017
Torben Liebrecht ...  Franz Faber 24 episodes, 2015-2017
Lara Jean Chorostecki ...  Krystina Breeland 24 episodes, 2015-2017
Connor Price ...  Harry James 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Hugh Dillon ...  Duncan Sinclair 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Livia Matthes ...  Sabine / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2017
Dustin Milligan ...  Tom Cummings 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Basil Eidenbenz ...  Edsel 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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Set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII, follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits, torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility.

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The allies needed a secret weapon. They got five.

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Drama | War

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Canada

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English | German

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18 February 2015 (Canada) See more »

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Jednostka X See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Temple Street Productions See more »
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Camp X was located in Whitby, Ontario on Thornton Road South on the shores of Lake Ontario and is due south of the Whitby Go Station. There is a monument on the site. See more »

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Real Potential
26 February 2015 | by journalist1See all my reviews

It's fantastic to see a new TV drama that puts our current geopolitical struggle into historic perspective; in X Company the audience get to witness how ordinary people rose to the challenge against such overwhelming military adversity to win victory. While we can always rely on our soldiers and intelligence officers, recently our leaders seem somehow weak and more inclined to appease, reflecting a willingness to overlook our enemies ruthlessness and utter hatred for our way of life with bizarre, conflated statements often ignoring the elephant in the room which in turn worries a great many people.

To the show, I love the cinematography, shooting locations have been chosen with great care with matching attention going into the period costume recreating a completely believable period during World War 2. The cast is completely unknown to me apart from Warren Brown, the English detective in 'Luther' (what a show that is!). Hugh Dillon seems up to the task before him though. However, X Company is let down by the script which at times can come across as pedantic, hopefully, this can be addressed by season two.

Another element that inspired me to write this mini-review is how the producers have avoided that particularly American pitfall; pumping themselves up at the expense of their allies. You'll notice in British, Australian and Canadian TV shows covering war they don't get caught in the trap of boosting their own national reputation at the expense of the allies which reflects very well on them and poorly on American producers.

All in all a quality Canadian historical drama which should appeal to both WW2 buffs and viewers looking for something outside of generic cop shows and the dreadful reality TV swamping our TV sets at the moment.


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