Treason will be a new 5-part series from Netflix Studios UK. Daredevil’s Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, and Oona Chaplin will star in the spy thriller. Here’s everything we know so far about the first season of Treason, which will premiere on Netflix in December 2022. The drama, which was first revealed by Deadline on December 16th, 2021, is described as “The Bodyguard meets John Le Carre.”
Netflix Studios UK Limited, along with ITV Studios, Bryncoed Productions, Borderline Productions, and Binocular Productions, is the internal Netflix division producing the series. The show was originally scheduled to have six episodes but has since been reduced to five. Let’s now go over everything else we know about Treason’s first season.
The show’s creator and screenwriter, Matt Charman, is in charge at Netflix. The talented author and producer has previously worked on a number of projects, including the 2015 Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies. In terms of television, he has written for the BBC’s 2014 production of Our Zoo and the Acorn TV production of Black Work.
The series will be helmed by Louise Hooper. Although she has contributed to shows including Inside Number 9, Cold Feet, and Lucky Man, she is perhaps best known for the British four-part drama Flesh & Blood. Hooper directed episodes 6 and 7 of season 2 of the Netflix series The Witcher. She will also be directing episodes 10 and 11 of The Sandman on Netflix. Michael Robbins is the line producer, and Tom Maguire, Valery Ryan, and Foz Allan (Rivera) are the producers.
What’s the plot of Treason on Netflix?
Cox will portray MI6 agent Adam Lawrence, who appears to have his life together but has a murky history. When Russian spy Kara reenters his life, he is compelled to risk everything. Kara, Adam, and his wife Maddy then create a triangle with each member attempting to end the other’s life. Here is the new series’ official summary, as provided by Netflix:
Adam Lawrence’s career appears to be set after being trained and developed by MI6. But when Kara, a Russian agent with whom he shares a convoluted past, shows there, she forces him to reflect on everything and everyone in his life. Three people, Kara, Adam, and his wife Maddy, form a triangle relationship as they struggle to keep their personal lives and the people they care about most intact while revealing each other’s secrets and navigating political and diplomatic relationships.
Who is cast in Netflix’s Treason?
The new series’ cast is led by Charlie Cox. He is best known for his role as Matthew Murdoch in Netflix’s three-season Marvel superhero series Daredevil. Cox has also appeared in films like King of Thieves, The Theory of Everything, and my personal favourite, Stardust. Olga Kurylenko will also appear in the film. The Ukrainian-born actress most recently appeared in Disney’s Black Widow, but she is also known for her roles in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Oblivion (2013), in which she co-starred with Tom Cruise.
Oona Chaplin is the third and final confirmed star. She is perhaps best known as Talisa Stark in The Longest Ride and Game of Thrones. Chaplin will also appear in the upcoming James Cameron Avatar sequels. The following actors round out the cast:
Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
Adam James as Patrick Hamilton (The Suspect)
Beau Gadsdon as Ella (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Tracy Ifeachor as Dede (Showtrial)
Annabel Elizabeth Wood as Joanne Allinson (Wonder Woman)
When will Netflix release Treason?
According to various production listings, the series began filming in the United Kingdom in January/February 2022 and concluded in August 2022.
The series was expected to be available on Netflix in 2023, but Netflix UK confirmed in November 2022 that it will be available on December 26th, 2022. For those in the United Kingdom or Canada, this is Boxing Day.