Traitors TV Series Overview (2019)


Introduction

Traitors is a British television drama miniseries created by Bathsheba Doran and broadcast by Channel 4 and Netflix in 2019.

Outline

Set in 1945 London after the end of World War Two, Traitors follows a young woman recruited by the American Office of Strategic Services to identify a Soviet spy in the Cabinet Office.

Cast

  • Emma Appleton as Feef Symonds, a young, naive and little analytical-intelligent upper-class civil servant in the Cabinet Office recruited as an agent by the Office of Strategic Services.
  • Luke Treadaway as Hugh Fenton, a Labour Party Member of Parliament for Derbyshire and Royal Tank Regiment veteran.
  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Thomas Rowe, a senior American agent handler of the Office of Strategic Services.
  • Keeley Hawes as Priscilla Garrick, a senior civil servant of the Cabinet Office.
  • Brandon P. Bell as Jackson Cole, an African-American army driver and Rowe’s assistant at the Office of Strategic Services.
  • Matt Lauria as Peter McCormick, an American army soldier and a staff of the Office of Strategic Services.
  • Greg McHugh as David Hennessey, a civil servant in the Ministry of Housing.
  • Jamie Blackley as Freddie Symonds, Feef’s brother, a closeted gay man, and an unsuccessful Conservative Party parliamentary candidate.
  • Bijan Daneshmand as Abu Selim, Minister from the Arab League addressing the Cabinet Office.

Music

The series begins and each episode ends, with a recording of the Pete Seeger song “There is Mean Things Happening in This Land”, recorded for the purpose by Graham Coxon.

Traitors Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s):
    • Bathsheba Doran.
  • Director(s):
    • Dearbhla Walsh … (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Alex Winckler … (3 episodes, 2019).
  • Producer(s):
    • Rory Aitken … executive producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Bathsheba Doran … executive producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Susan Dunn … line producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Eleanor Moran … executive producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Ben Pugh … co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Rhonda Smith … producer (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Tim Carter … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Josh Varney … co-executive producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Bathsheba Doran … (created & written by) (6 episodes, 2019).
    • Emily Ballou … (writer) (1 episode, 2019).
    • Tracey Scott Wilson … (writer) (1 episode, 2019).
  • Music:
    • Nitin Sawhney … (6 episodes, 2019).
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Mali Evans … (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Stuart Gazzard … (3 episodes, 2019).
  • Production:
    • 42.
    • Twenty Twenty Television.
  • Distributor(s):
    • All3Media (2019) (UK) (TV).
    • Channel 4 (2019) (UK) (TV).
    • Netflix (2019) (World-wide) (video) (SVoD).
    • Acorn Media (2019) (UK) (DVD).
    • Netflix (2019) (Argentina) (video) (VOD).
    • Netflix (2019) (Netherlands) (video) (VOD).
  • Release Date: 17 February 2019 to 24 March 2019.
  • Running Time: 52 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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