Have you heard of this show called, “The Spy?

It is a mini-series….first of a kind I have heard of, seen and watched. I mean, it has 6 episodes only!!! This show is based on the real life of Israel‘s top Mossad spy Eli Cohen, who is portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen. The series is a production by French company Légende Entreprises for Canal+ and Netflix.

By what I was told and seeing from Wikipedia, OCS is airing the show in France and Netflix is streaming the show internationally outside France.

The Spy is based on the book L’espion qui venait d’Israël (translated in English language as The Spy Who Came From Israel”, written by Uri Dan and Yeshayahu Ben Porat.

Now, I hope you know your history because we are heading back in the ages of the 60’s. as we follow the exploits of Eli Cohen, a Mossad spy.

The whole thing  takes place during the years leading to the 1967 Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, following Cohen’s past in Egypt as an army reject, to his infiltration of the Syrian Ministry of Defense.

He assumes the identity of “Kamel Amin Thaabet” and establishes himself in Syrian high society. After having befriended people who would eventually take over Syria, Cohen is appointed as the country’s Deputy Defense Minister and becomes a close confidant to the future president Amin al-Hafiz.  

Remember, to so many people, Eli is just a “businessman” but those who he operates with, in the shadows, he is the “promised Crown Jewel” of the land since all hope is in him to pull this off and teach the enemy a good lesson!

As for the rest of the cast on the show, we have;

  • Hadar Ratzon-Rotem as Nadia Cohen, Eli’s wife. She plays the part of the “seemingly perfect wife” before the rest of the world but deep down, she is just like any person on this planet. (not exactly sure about what they are doing). Besides, you remember her from Homeland?

  • In there, you will meet Yael Eitan as Maya. I can never forget her from Dig!

~ Have a blast ~


Ps. I came across a very interesting compilation of statistics and research about Netflix, done by the team at HotDog that I would love you to read.

Hope you enjoy it.