NEW 'TRAITORS' SERIES
A POST WW2 THRILLER DRAMA
f you don't know what to watch tonight, here is a suggestion for you: new period set series TRAITORS
starts this very evening over at British Channel 4. With the cast lead by Keeley Hawes,
Emma Appleton, Luke
Treadaway, Matt Lauria
|The new series starts tonight at British Channel Four|
, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Campbell Moore, the six part spy drama, previously known as Jerusalem, will also air sometime later this year on Netflix for the audience around the globe.
TRAITORS IS THE STORY
of the oddly-named Feef Symonds (Emma
). Feef is a “bold” young woman who joins the Civil Service in
1945 just as Clement Attlee’s
|The series will later on air on Netflix worldwide|
Labour Party sweeps to victory, defeating
wartime leader Winston Churchill in a surprise landslide.
Ambitious and determined to make something of her life, Feef is
unappreciated by her family – but her American lover is a different
|Keeley Hawes leads the female government workforce as Priscilla Garrick|
matter. With his encouragement, she agrees to spy on her own government
on behalf of the Americans, who have a hidden agenda: they want to
|Emma Appleton takes the lead role of Feef in the new series|
England’s ‘socialist’ leaders don’t play into Soviet hands.
Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of,
Feef must learn to think for
|Luke Treadaway is Labour MP who is drawn to Feef |
herself and play by her own rules at a time
when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no one is what they seem!
WHO ARE THE OTHER TRAITORS?
plays Priscilla Garrick, a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office with a fearsome reputation. She leads the female workforce. Michael Stuhlbarg
joins her in the cast as Rowe, a single-minded man from the
|Jamie Blackley plays Feef's brother who hates his sister for going her own way|
American intelligence services. Luke Treadaway
is set to play young Labour politician Hugh Fenton, Stephen Campbell Moore
will play Philip, and
|Brandon P. Bell is American soldier stationed in UK|
is Feef’s lover Peter McCormick who has a wife and kids back in USA. Jamie Blackley
plays Feef's brother Freddie who had to marry for money to save his family but is probably homosexual. Brandon P Bell
|Michael Stuhlbarg plays an agent from American Intelligence Services|
soldier and driver Jackson Cole, who signed up to the military hoping that the African American contribution in the war would ease the appalling racism back home in the US.
it is interesting that Jamie Blackley played a gay guy named Freddie in The Halcyon series as well :)Delete
Back in the days, starting with the end of WW2, spies and traitors were 'hot stuff' both in reality and in movies.ReplyDelete
Nowadays, with people holding double and triple citizenship, physical borders being volatile, Britain and USA intelligence services displaying weakness and even stupidity - the theme of Traitors is a bit obsolete, and even boring.
a display of stupidity is the predominant trait of modern generations, methinks.Delete
I shall be on the lookout for this to hit Netflix. I know it's one that Jason will enjoy.ReplyDelete
I will probably save this one for summer watching when there is nothing else to watch.Delete