A new limited Netflix Original series, “The Spy”, now has its lead in the form of British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen will play legendary spy Eli Cohen in the 6-episode limited series that will be aired on OCS in France and everywhere else in the world via Netflix.
Eli Cohen is one of the most legendary spies in the world. Cohen lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the ’60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics. His actions, connections and immense sacrifice have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East of today.