the spy first look

Sacha Baron Cohen is nigh unrecognizable in The Spy, and that’s not just because he’s gone undercover. The actor and comedian is giving a rare serious turn in the upcoming Netflix limited series, which tells the story of¬†Israeli spy Eli Cohen, a distant relative of Baron Cohen. While the resemblance is uncanny,¬†The Spy first look photos released by Netflix show a Baron Cohen who is far removed from the outrageous comedy he is known for.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Series

Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for his wild comedic antics as characters like Ali G, Borat and Bruno in faux documentary movies and TV shows where he behaves inappropriately in front of real people who have no idea that everything happening in front of them is one big joke. But now he’s heading into dramatic territory with a new limited series at Netflix.

The Spy is a six episode series that will see Sacha Baron Cohen playing real-life spy Eli Cohen (no relation), who worked for Israel in the early 1960s, going undercover in Syria. Read More »