Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Peacock and Channel 4 to Co-Produce Drama 'The Undeclared War' Starring Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg

Peacock and Channel 4 will co-produce the original drama series The Undeclared War created by Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall). The season will run for six episodes.

Set in 2024 in the run up to a British general election, the drama tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, the UK's version of the NSA, secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country's electoral system.

The drama stars Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Hannah Khalique-Brown.

Kosminsky will also direct all six episodes. He will executive produce with Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley. Robert Jones will serve as a producer. NBCUniversal International Studios and Playground will produce.

"It's such an honor to bring this powerhouse writing and producing team to Peacock for a thrilling drama that will keep viewers at the edge of their seat with this timely and realistic look into cyber security," said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

"The series is based deep within the least-known arm of the UK's intelligence infrastructure, GCHQ," added Kosminsky. "The story we're now able to tell casts an extraordinary, revelatory light on the hot, undeclared war taking place right now in the world's newest and most invisible domain of conflict - cyber."