The Undeclared War is an British near-future science fiction thriller television series, aired from 30 June 2022 on Channel 4.
In 2024, a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ secretly works to ward off a foreign cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system.
Set in 2024, in the run up to a British general election, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters; the UK’s version of the National Security Agency (NSA)), secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system.
When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry, 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvin suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare.
- Simon Pegg … Danny Patrick.
- Maisie Richardson-Sellers … Kathy Freeman.
- Hannah Khalique-Brown … Saara Parvin.
- Edward Holcroft … James Cox.
- Adrian Lester … Andrew Makinde.
- Tom McKay … Max K.
- Joss Porter … Phil.
- Charlie J. Tinson … GCHQ Analyst.
- CGCHQ is the UK’s intelligence, security and cyber agency.
- GCHQ has locations in Cheltenham, Scarborough, Bude, Manchester, and London.
- Over the course of the First World War, Signals Intelligence provided valuable insight into enemy plans, so much so that a peacetime cryptanalytical unit was formed in 1919 to continue the mission.
- Originally called the Government Code & Cypher School, it would later be renamed GCHQ.
The Undeclared War Series
Production & Filming Details
- Peter Kosminsky.
- Noëlette Buckley … executive producer (6 episodes, 2022).
- Robert Jones … producer (6 episodes, 2022).
- Rhys Kimmitt … associate producer (6 episodes, 2022).
- Lloyd Elis … line producer (3 episodes, 2022).
- Colin Callender … executive producer (1 episode, 2022).
- Peter Kosminsky … executive producer (1 episode, 2022).
- Peter Kosminsky.
- Declan Lawn.
- Adam Patterson.
- Amelia Spencer.
- Debbie Wiseman … (3 episodes, 2022).
- Gavin Finney … (6 episodes, 2022).
- David Blackmore … (6 episodes, 2022).
- Channel 4 Television (for).
- Playground Entertainment.
- Universal International Studios.
- Channel 4 (2022) (UK) (TV).
- All4 (2022) (UK) (video) (VOD).
- Channel 4 Television Corporation (2022) (UK) (all media).
- Peacock (2022) (USA) (video) (VOD).
- Release Date: 30 June 2022.
- Rating: 15.
- Running Time: 47 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.