Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as Eli Cohen in the upcoming drama The Spy, a six episode limited series exploring Cohen’s role as a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s. The limited series will debut globally on Netflix (outside of France), and on OCS in France.
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.
Gideon Raff is writer and director. Légende Films and Alain Goldman are producing.