The Undeclared War, a British spy thriller series developed by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, is now available to American viewers. It's a gripping story of twists, intrigue, and a chilling look at what the future has in store for us or perhaps even what the present has already done.
The Undeclared War is centered on the real-world Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, in the United Kingdom, which is dedicated to intelligence and cybersecurity. It also includes a reference to GCHQ's United States equivalent the NSA, as well as Russias FSB, the main successor to the notorious KGB in its national elections.
What Is the Plot of The Undeclared War?
The Undeclared War is centered on Saara, a work-study student who discovers the GCHQ cyber attack and is subsequently tapped to discover malicious code embedded in the organisations servers. While she attempts to decipher the code, a psyop campaign begins on UK social media, resulting in outbursts of violence. Saara seeks advice from another source, who was involved with the intelligence agency during the Cold War and today has a unique perspective on Russia's capabilities in the
Vadim Trusov, Saaras classmate, returns to Russia following an order from his government. Once there, he is chosen to join a social media psyop campaign designed to erode trust in the UK government and destabilize the country. As he becomes more enamored with his employers goals, Vadim and his friend Marina are forced to make a dangerous decision.
Saara and Vadim are facing a precipice that might collapse at any moment, as trust in the UK electoral process unravels and the security of GCHQs becomes less implacable than it was previously assumed. Together they hold the key that may save the country.
Watch the Trailer for The Undeclared War
The trailer takes us into GCHQ just as it experiences a partial blackout that turns out to be a part of a cyber attack. The culprit is quickly identified: Russia. The GCHQ agents quickly fall into two camps, those who advocate for some kind of military maneuvering, and those who prefer a more subtle approach. Eventually, the Prime Minister declares a state of emergency.
As the violence escalates, we see bullets of police and civilians coming to blows, according to retired analyst John Yeabsley. All of Putin's plans must have been executed, according to Marina.
When and Where Is The Undeclared War Streaming?
The Undeclared War will be released on Peacock on August 18, 2022. The series first premiered on Channel 4 on June 30 for UK audiences.
Who's In the Cast of The Undeclared War?
Hannah Khalique-Brown, a relatively newcomer to television industry, will play Saara Parvin, who is long-running TV series Doctors. He is well-known for his more serious roles, such as as David Kelly in The Government Inspector and as Tudor-era chief minister Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall.
We have German Segal (The Red Ghost) playing Vadim and Tinatin Dalakishvili (Abigail) playing Marina, Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Legends of Tomorrow) as NSA agent Kathy Freeman, and Adrian Lester (Hustle) as Prime Minister Andrew Makinde.
Who Is Making The Undeclared War?
The Undeclared War is the brainchild of Peter Kosminsky, who is directing the program as both executive producer and co-writer. Previous projects include Wolf Hall and The Government Inspector, both with Mark Rylance, among which are Declan Lawn (The Salisbury Poisonings) and Amelia Spencer (The Bond).
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