SIMON Pegg’s new thrilling drama The Undeclared War is set to have viewers HOOKED.
The Channel 4 series explores the threat of an unknown enemy nation engaging in a new Cold War in the age of cyber warfare.
How many episodes are there of The Undeclared War?
The Undeclared War premieres on Channel 4 TONIGHT (June 30, 2022) at 9pm.
There are six episodes in total in this new series for viewers to enjoy.
The show will then continue on Thursday nights at the same time, and be available on All 4.
In the States, the series will be exclusive to Peacock, though we don’t have a US release date series just yet.
Simon Pegg heads up the star line-up in new C4 thriller The Undeclared WarCredit: Channel 4 / Tom Barnes
What is the Channel 4 show about?
The Undeclared War is set in 2024 in the run-up to a UK general election.
The series sees a leading team of analysts at GCHQ secretly working to ward off a cyber attack on the country’s electoral system.
In a thrilling cat and mouse game, the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents’ every hidden move.
Speaking about the show, creator Peter Kosminsky told Channel 4: “The series is based deep within the least-known arm of the UK’s intelligence infrastructure, GCHQ.
“The story we’re now able to tell casts an extraordinary, revelatory light on the hot, undeclared war taking place right now in the world’s newest and most invisible domain of conflict — cyber.”
Who is in the cast of The Undeclared War?
The series bringS with it a strong cast of top stars.
The actors appearing in The Undeclared War include:
- Simon Pegg leads the cast as Head of Operations at GCHQ, Daniel Patrick in The Undeclared War.
- Actor Adrian Lester plays Andrew Makinde, the UK’s first Black Conservative Prime Minister.
- Actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays American cyber-analyst Kathy Freeman.
- Newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown plays Saara Parvan, a young student doing work experience in GCHQ’s Malware Department.
- Mark Rylance stars as John Yeabsley, a retired Cold War veteran who’s brought back to GCHQ to help combat the new threat to Britain.
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