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When the Chief of MI6 is nearly killed, Adam Lawrence is stepped up to take his place. But doubt about his abilities soon surfaces when he is accused of being a double agent in Treason, a British spy thriller.

If you love a solid British political spy thriller, then you won't want to miss Netflix's Limited Series, Treason.

A spy drama, along the same veins of Roadkill or Slow Horses, Treason comes to you courtesy of showrunner Matt Charman and directors Louise Hooper and Sarah O’Gorman.

So what is Treason all about and of course, is it worth watching??

What is Treason About?

Trained and groomed by MI6, Adam Lawrence’s (Charlie Cox) career seems set. But when somebody attempts to assassinate the Chief of MI6, Sir Martin Angelis, Lawrence is stepped up to take his place.

The problem is that he’s the youngest ever head of MI6, lacks experience and cannot trust anybody around him.

And it would seem that nobody can trust him. Because unbeknownst to Adam, his past is about to catch up with him in the form Russian spy Kara. Their complicated past puts him in the crosshairs of those who think he is a double agent.

With his family in danger, secrets on the verge of being exposed and a political world to navigate, can Adam Lawrence prove he is not a spy? Find out in Treason.

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Is Treason Worth Watching?

Like Anatomy of a Scandal, Treason is a psychological thriller told over six episodes. Written by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies), it is a well thought out political spy story that keeps you hooked throughout.

Because although Lawrence says he is not a double spy, you’re never quite sure, so there’s always something to keep you intrigued throughout.

The acting is solid, with Charlie Cox particularly good as Adam Lawrence and overall, Treason is well worth watching if political spy drama is your thing.

Treason Netflix Release Date

Filming of Treason began on February 6th 2022 and concluded in August.

Fast forward four months and Netflix announced that the limited series would be released on December 26th 2022.

Cast Members

Charlie Cox as Adam Lawrence, an MI6 agent who is promoted to Chief but is soon accused of being a double agent when his past catches up with him.

Oona Chaplin as Maddy Lawrence, Adam’s wife

Ciaran Hinds as Sir Martin Angelis, former Chief of MI6 who survives and attempt on his life

Olga Kurylenko as Kara, a Russian spy with links to Adam

Adam James as Patrick Hamilton who works for MI6

Brian Law as Dan Tao

Tracy Ifeachor as Dede


  • Entire Story Wrapped In One Season
  • Plenty Of Political Intrigue
  • Keeps You Guessing


  • Even For A Spy Series It's Far Fetched


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