Undercover

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Starring Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo, Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Haysbert, BBC America's new political thriller Undercover debuts with a two-night premiere event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8/7c. read more
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Starring Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo, Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Haysbert, BBC America's new political thriller Undercover debuts with a two-night premiere event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8/7c. Check out the trailer below: From BAFTA-winning screenwriter Peter Moffat (The Night Of, Criminal Justice), the six-part series follows Maya Cobbina (Sophie Okonedo), a spirited and passionate barrister (lawyer), who is about to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions — the highest-ranking public prosecutor role in England. But just as Maya’s life comes under intense public scrutiny, she discovers that Nick (Adrian Lester), her husband and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. His web of lies threatens to destroy not only her career (and the twenty-year-long case she’s based it all on), but also the life she and Nick built together. For the past twenty years Maya has defended Rudy Jones (Haysbert) – a death row inmate, falsely imprisoned for murder. Maya can only watch as her dearest friend and client refuses to go quietly, urging her to fight the deep-grained injustices that have tainted two decades of his life. Shaken, Maya returns to London, to her three children and husband, Nick (Lester) — a writer and a man dedicated to his family. Nick put his ambitions to one side to support the meteoric career of his brilliant wife... but all is not what it seems. Nick has a secret past life as an undercover officer, infiltrating political organizations for the Metropolitan Police. It was on one of these missions that he met Maya, fell in love, left the police force and went on to have three children – all under a false identity. Now, Nick is trapped in the compounding lie. Truths will emerge and Maya and Nick’s lives will change forever. In following Maya and her life’s work, Undercover explores controversial and challenging issues that impact society on a global scale, with the narrative revealed over different time frames in both the US and UK. In tackling the hot button issue of race relations, the series weaves a tale of political corruption, betrayal, and miscarriages of justice.

Original Release

04/03/2016 on BBC

US Release

11/16/2016

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Cast

Vincent Regan Dominic Carter
Sophie Okonedo Maya Cobbina
David Schofield Alex Brady
Adrian Lester Nick Johnson
Angel Coulby Julia Redhead
Danny Webb John Corrigan
Dennis Haysbert Rudy Jones
Alistair Petrie Robert Greenlaw
Daniel Ezra Dan Johnson
Mark Bonnar John Halliday
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Sunday, 03 April 2016
2 Episode #1.2 Sunday, 10 April 2016
3 Episode #1.3 Sunday, 17 April 2016
4 Episode #1.4 Sunday, 24 April 2016
5 Episode #1.5 Sunday, 01 May 2016
6 Episode #1.6 Sunday, 15 May 2016

Directors

Jim O'Hanlon, James Hawes

Writers

Peter Moffat

Creators

Peter Moffat

Cast

Vincent Regan Dominic Carter
Sophie Okonedo Maya Cobbina
David Schofield Alex Brady
Adrian Lester Nick Johnson
Angel Coulby Julia Redhead
Danny Webb John Corrigan
Dennis Haysbert Rudy Jones
Alistair Petrie Robert Greenlaw
Daniel Ezra Dan Johnson
Mark Bonnar John Halliday
Derek Riddell Paul Brightman
Jude Akuwudike Al
Leanne Best Abigail Strickland
Sope Dirisu Michael Antwi
Tamara Lawrance Clem Johnson / Clemency Johnson
Shannon Hayes Ella Johnson
Alex Avery Fred Redhead
Roy Martin Thorn Armed police
Barley Rocco
Paul Blackwell Police

Producers

Editors

Gareth C. Scales, Colin Fair

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