Sacha Baron Cohen Is Starring in a New Netflix Drama Series

Watch the trailer for 'The Spy'
Sacha Baron Cohen Is Starring in a New Netflix Drama Series
In an unsuspected turn of events, Sacha Baron Cohen's next starring role isn't a reprise of his Ali G character or a continuation of his Showtime series Who is America? For his next role, he will star in a new real life-inspired drama series titled The Spy. Today, we have the first trailer and you can watch it down below — but don't expect any jokes from Cohen.

Based a true story, Cohen plays an Israeli spy named Eli Cohen sent to Syria undercover in the '60s to save his country. At the cost of his closest relationships, the spy must follow his mission and maintain his double identity, but has trouble separating his real life from his fake one.

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Nassim Si Ahmed and Yael Eitan, the Gideon Raff-directed original mini-series is due to hit Netflix on September 6.