Episodes: 28 (hour).
TV show dates: February 19, 2018 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Évelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey, Hugh Dillon, Warren Brown, Dustin Milligan, Connor Price, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Torben Liebrecht, Livia Matthes, François Arnaud, and Basil Eidenbenz.
TV show description:
A Canadian/Hungarian spy thriller from creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, the X Company TV show originally ran on Canada’s CBC, before ending after three seasons.
The World War II drama is inspired by the true story of a Lake Ontario espionage training compound. The series centers on five new recruits who must leave behind their lives and go to Camp X, to train as spies for the Allied Forces.
Harry James (Price) is well-versed in chemistry, explosives, Morse Code, gadgets, and weaponry. His encyclopedic knowledge in these areas make him invaluable to Special Operations. The “little brother” of the gang, Harry now finds himself parachuting into war zones, instead of hitting the books at U of T.
A cop from a working-class London family, lean, mean, fighting machine Neil MacKay (Brown) is blessed with quick reflexes and a sharp mind. With a background that involved working on anti-riot squads in Shanghai, Neil was one of the first Westerners to earn a black belt. He brings that and his weapons expertise to Camp X, along with his utter loathing of the Germans, who annihilated his family, during the Blitz.
As the daughter of a French-Canadian mother and German-Jewish father, Aurora Luft (Brochu) was once the target of bullies and soon learned how to fight back. Driven, this trilingual former journalist insists on being the best at everything. Thanks to her gift at blending in, she has the makings of an expert clandestine operative.
A former Madison Avenue sensation, Tom Cummings (Milligan) once idolized cowboys, pirates, and warriors. Now that this intuitive, natural athlete is at Camp X, he is impatient to take down the Nazis. With his advertising background, Tom has a keen understanding of human nature and is skilled in both propaganda and the art of seduction.
Rounding out the new recruits is Alfred Graves (Laskey), a hero in the making. With synesthesia that contributes to his perfect memory, Alfred has a superior talent for espionage. In wartime though, sometimes a man needs to forget things — things which Alfred can’t. His memory also leaves him uniquely vulnerable to the enemy.
Although their missions are fraught with danger, these young, gifted trainees are out to help the Allies change the world.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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