January 27, 2023

Treason. Charlie Cox as Adam Lawrence and Oona Chaplin as Maddy in Treason. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix©2022.

Treason is a captivating and smart spy thriller lead by a talented cast. It will definitely surprise you.”

Charlie Cox’s latest series arrives on Netflix, December 26. Treason is a limited British series composed of 5 episodes. I had the opportunity to watch them earlier this week.

STORY

Charlie Cox as Adam Lawrence in Treason. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix©2022.

Treason follows Adam Lawrence (played by Charlie Cox), an MI6 agent with a bright career. However, things derail when Kara (played by Olga Kurylenko) a Russian spy reappears in his life. The two share a complicated past. They find themselves in the middle of a political plot and have to navigate their way to uncover the truth. Adam’s personal and work life are put to the test as his wife Maddy (played by Oona Chaplin) is also forced to get involved.

This is a spy thriller so it doesn’t heavily rely on big action sequences. Instead, it focuses on the spy aspect of the plot – searching for the truth, the why, the who and the how. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean there is no action, the series knows when to deliver it while not overdoing it. I love how the tension slowly builds. Indeed, it really keeps you guessing and questioning what is going on.

And by the end of the final episode, your questions are answered. At the beginning, I thought five episodes wouldn’t be enough and the finale would be rushed. But, that’s not the case with this series. The screenwriter Matt Charman knows how to handle his story. A compelling thriller is one that will surprise you. And Treason is exactly that. The story takes a sharp turn and will definitely shock you.

CAST

Charlie Cox as Adam Lawrence and Oona Chaplin as Maddy in Treason. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix©2022.

Furthermore, this series has gathered a talented cast. Charlie Cox delivers an impressive layered performance. This is what you would expect from a character who is a spy. Olga Kurylenko is also great as Kara. And the two have an on-screen chemistry that makes you feel the complicated past their two characters share. Plus, Oona Chaplin shines as Maddy. I appreciate that Maddy is not just the wife character but a fully fledge character who is actually important to the plot. And Ciarán Hinds delivers the right level of coldness for an MI6 chief.

VISUALS

Olga Kurylenko as Kara in Treason. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix©2022.

It always feels good to watch a series or film where you can recognize the places they filmed. And since, this one takes place in London, I do know all about it. Obviously, this is a great scenery. Rooftop shots always make a difference. London is a great sandbox to play with for a spy thriller. The MI6 is something that fascinates.

VERDICT

Treason is a captivating and smart spy thriller lead by a talented cast. It will definitely surprise you.

Treason starts streaming on Netflix, December 26.

 

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