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Sacha Baron Cohen is seen as undercover agent Eli Cohen as Netflix reveals premiere date for The Spy

FIRST LOOK: Sacha Baron Cohen is pictured as undercover Mossad agent Eli Cohen in The Spy… as Netflix sets premiere date for miniseries

Sacha Baron Cohen is pictured as Mossad agent Eli Cohen in images released by Netflix on Wednesday.

The three photos were unveiled ahead of upcoming limited series The Spy, based on the life of Israel’s top Mossad spy in Syria in the 1960s.

Netflix also announced that the premiere date for the six-episode miniseries is set for September 6.

True story: Sacha Baron Cohen is pictured as Eli Cohen in the upcoming mini-series The Spy, set for release on Netflix on September 6

True story: Sacha Baron Cohen is pictured as Eli Cohen in the upcoming mini-series The Spy, set for release on Netflix on September 6

Each episode will be an hour long and will follow Cohen as he goes undercover in 1960s Syria, successfully gaining intelligence on Syria’s anti-Israel secret initiatives through his close relationships with military leaders and their wealthy friends.

Baron Cohen’s Eli Cohen is described as a man who wants nothing more than to be of service to his country, but he does his job so well that he finds it hard to strip off his double identity.

In one image Baron Cohen is seen in a beige linen suit as he makes his way through a bustling street in Syria. In another photo he dons a cream tux to schmooze with important guests at a party.

A third image shows the actor looking dispirited while sitting with his luggage next to a newsstand. 

The series is written and directed by Gideon Raff, the creator of Israeli drama Prisoners of War on which Showtime’s Homeland was based.

Undercover agent: The series will follow Cohen as he goes undercover in 1960s Syria and successfully gains intelligence on Syria's anti-Israel secret initiatives through his close relationships with military leaders and their wealthy friends

Undercover agent: The series will follow Cohen as he goes undercover in 1960s Syria and successfully gains intelligence on Syria’s anti-Israel secret initiatives through his close relationships with military leaders and their wealthy friends

Baron Cohen's Eli Cohen is described as a man who wants nothing more than to be of service to his country, but he does his job so well that he finds it hard to strip off his double identity

Baron Cohen’s Eli Cohen is described as a man who wants nothing more than to be of service to his country, but he does his job so well that he finds it hard to strip off his double identity

 

Daily Mail UK

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