QUOTE FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER PETER KOSMINSKY:
“‘The Undeclared War has been many years in the making. It imagines how the next few years might play out in the domain of cyber warfare – a battle unseen by the public but with potentially devastating consequences,” said Peter Kosminsky. “In my work, I’ve tried to shine a light on aspects of publicly policy which affect us all but where the details of what is taking place, often behind the scenes, are not well understood. I hope this drama will give audiences an insight into a world certain to impact our lives significantly in the years ahead.”
ABOUT THE SERIES
Set in 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvan (played by Hannah Khalique-Brown) suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. The series is a result of meticulous research by BAFTA award-winning creator Peter Kosminsky, lifting the veil on the most urgent battle of our time. In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences. But how do you win a war most of the public don’t know you’re fighting?
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Executive Producer / Director / Writer: Peter Kosminsky
Executive Producers: Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley for Playground
Producer: Robert Jones
Co-Produced By: Playground and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group in association with Channel 4
Writers: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson, and Amelia Spencer
Launch Date: August 18, 2022
Format: Drama Series, 6 x 50 min episodes, Binge Drop
Cast: Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Hannah Khalique-Brown
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