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The Spy 

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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.


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Series cast summary:
Sacha Baron Cohen ...  Eli Cohen 6 episodes, 2019
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...  Nadia Cohen 6 episodes, 2019
Yael Eitan ...  Maya 6 episodes, 2019
Noah Emmerich ...  Dan Peleg 6 episodes, 2019
Nassim Si Ahmed ...  Ma'azi 6 episodes, 2019
Mourad Zaoui ...  Benny 6 episodes, 2019
Hicham Goullal Hicham Goullal ...  Benny 6 episodes, 2019
Moni Moshonov ...  Jacob Shimoni 6 episodes, 2019
Alona Tal ...  Julia Schneider 6 episodes, 2019
Uri Gavriel ...  Sheik Majid Al Ard 4 episodes, 2019
Hassam Ghancy ...  Colonel Salim Hatoum 4 episodes, 2019
Faical Elkihel ...  Marwan 4 episodes, 2019
Waleed Zuaiter ...  Colonel Amin Al-Hafez 4 episodes, 2019
Hyam Zaytoun Hyam Zaytoun ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 2019
Alexander Siddig ...  Suidani 3 episodes, 2019
Ait ben Azzouz Brahim ...  Baathist customer 3 episodes, 2019
Soumaya Akaaboune Soumaya Akaaboune ...  Marcelle 3 episodes, 2019
Reymonde Amsallem ...  Zeinab 3 episodes, 2019
Ahmed Boulane ...  Abou Mahmoud 3 episodes, 2019
Maria Zreik ...  Saliha 3 episodes, 2019


Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rabat, Morocco See more »

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Did You Know?


If the pre-credits time-capsule sequence evokes the intro to Homeland (2011), it's most likely due to the fact that both series are the product of the same writer, director and creator, Gideon Raff and his team. This sequence is splashed with stills pertinent to the time period 1960-1965 including: Golda Meir, Nelson Mandela, Elvis Presley, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Alfred Hitchcock, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Charles de Gaulle, Yuri Gagarin, Adolf Eichmann, Fidel Castro, Lee Harvey Oswald, Leonid Brezhnev, Richard Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, Ella Fitzgerald, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, etc. See more »


The series is set in the early 1960s, but on the map shown in the title sequence, the borders of Israel encompass East Jerusalem and the West Bank. These territories were occupied by Jordan at the time; they were not administered by Israel until their capture in the 1967 Six-Day War. See more »

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Spyware installed
6 September 2019 | by ok-patrickSee all my reviews

Great espionage 6-piece despite how frustrating both sides of the lake have been over the years. Cohen has finally landed a role that suits him to the dot, pity he wasn't cast for Freddy Mercury, I suppose his age was a serious factor. The series has very tense scenes at times, some tolerable melodrama here and there, overall a must watch if you are not easily insulted by the ongoing conflict from either side of the border.

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