The Undeclared War TV Series Overview (2022)


Introduction

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.

Outline

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.

Cast

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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

  • Director(s):
    • Peter Kosminsky.
  • Producer(s):
    • 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).
  • Writer(s):
    • Peter Kosminsky.
    • Declan Lawn.
    • Adam Patterson.
    • Amelia Spencer.
  • Music:
    • Debbie Wiseman … (3 episodes, 2022).
  • Cinematography:
    • Gavin Finney … (6 episodes, 2022).
  • Editor(s):
    • David Blackmore … (6 episodes, 2022).
  • Production:
    • Channel 4 Television (for).
    • Playground Entertainment.
    • Universal International Studios.
  • Distributor(s):
    • 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.

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