Ready for a summer binge about cyber attacks? Peacock’s new thriller series The Undeclared War is for you.
The show comes from BAFTA-winning creator Peter Kosminsky (Britz). It stars Hannah Khalique-Brown, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
Check out the trailer for The Undeclared War below.
Here’s the official series synopsis from Peacock:
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?
“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 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.”
Undeclared War includes six hour-long episodes, which will all drop on Peacock August 18.