Treason: Release Date, Cast, & More Details About Charlie Cox's Netflix Thriller Series

It's a good time to be named Charlie Cox. Netflix's — and now Marvel's — "Daredevil" star is set to lead the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the blind lawyer with excessive Catholic guilt in "Daredevil: Born Again." With that renewed social currency, Cox is finding a wealth of other stories to tell. Among them is Netflix's upcoming limited series, "Treason," which the United Kingdoms and Ireland branch of the streaming juggernaut's Twitter account revealed the show's release date.

The announcement came bundled with a collection of first-look images showcasing Cox and some of his fellow cast members (more on them later) all looking very serious in suits and bulletproof vests. Considering "Treason" is set to be a spy thriller piece in the same vein as "James Bond" and "The Bourne Identity," the attire seems appropriate.

As of this writing, the newest information available is literally less than a day old and tantalizingly sparse, so we're sharing everything we can with the caveat that there's even more left shrouded behind vague wording and weeks of inevitable teaser trailers. That's just the nature of these kinds of things. With that in mind, here's what we know about Netflix's "Treason." 

When and where to watch Treason

Netflix's "Treason" is set to release on December 26, 2022. As the studio's Twitter joked, "what's Boxing Day without a little TREASON?" (Americans, Boxing Day is basically Christmas' Black Friday. That's not what it was originally but that's basically what it is now). As far as we are aware, the entire season, which will be comprised of six episodes, should drop at the same time. That's how Netflix has almost always done it, although the studio seems to be timidly experimenting with chunk releases as a stepping stone toward removing the binging model. 

Now, obviously Netflix's "Treason" will be released on Netflix's streaming service, but there's an understandable concern as to whether it will be available in all territories. The series is being helmed by Netflix Studio UK Limited, so will it be streamable here in the states?  The most likely answer is that, yes, it will most likely be available across all regions, especially when one takes into account the celebrity status of "Treason's" main star, Charlie Cox. It's not the kind of viewing power that gets hidden away behind a VPN.

What we know about Treason's story

Here's what Netflix's official synopsis says about the limited series: 

"Trained and groomed by MI6, Adam Lawrence's career seems set. But when the past catches up with him in the form of Kara, a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life. A triangular relationship forms between Kara, Adam and his wife, Maddy; three people who are trying to expose each other's secrets, navigate political and diplomatic relationships, whilst hanging onto their personal lives, and those they love most."

So, a gritty (a word so overused at this point that it deserves to be taboo) spy series that focuses on an even grittier love triangle. It's not a new concept, but considering how many people thirst after Charlie Cox, and how almost every one of his onscreen love interests tries to kill him at some point, it somehow feels appropriate. In 2021, when Deadline first shared the reveal of "Treason," the outlet described the story as akin to "'The Bodyguard' meets 'John Le Carre,'" commissioned by VP Series Anne Mensah. 

What we know about the cast and crew of Treason

Netflix's "Treason" will star Charlie Cox as Adam Lawrence, the conflicted M16 agent. Aside from Matthew Murdock, aka Daredevil, Cox is best known for starring as Tristan Thorn in Neil Gaiman's "Stardust." Olga Kurylenko will also star, although her role is yet to be revealed. Kurylenko is best known for starring as Julia in "Oblivion" and Camille in "Quantum of Solace." Rounding out the primary three is Oona Chaplin, who is best known for starring as Ruth in "The Longest Ride" and Talissa Stark in "Game of Thrones." Interestingly, Chaplin also appeared in "Quantum of Solace," making up two-thirds of the main cast Bond alumni. Although not specified, it's likely that Kurylenko and Chaplin are Kara and Maddy. 

Other members of the cast include Ciarán Hinds ("Belfast"), Adam James ("Vigil"), Beau Gadsdon ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"), Tracy Ifeachor ("Doctor Who"), and Annabel Elizabeth Wood ("Wonder Woman").

Matt Charman is set as the creator and the screenwriter. His previous credits include Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies" and the BBC's "Our Zoo." And, finally, Louise Hooper is set to direct the entire run of episodes. Her previous Netflix credits include "The Sandman" and "The Witcher." As a director, she's also helmed "Flesh & Blood" and "Cold Feet."