Undercover

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.8  (2,285)

Undercover is a thrilling, six-part drama series by BBC One that first aired in 2016. Set in the UK, the show follows the cases of Maya Cobbina, a lawyer who is investigating the criminal dealings of a high-profile corporate mogul, and her husband, Nick Johnson, who is an undercover police officer.

The show begins by introducing us to Maya, who is fighting to get the first black woman elected as the UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions. While on the campaign trail, she is approached by an old friend, Rudy Jones, who asks her to represent him after he is arrested for a murder he claims he didn’t commit. As Maya begins working on Rudy’s case, she starts to uncover a high-level government conspiracy that involves the police force, MI6, and some of the country’s most powerful people.

At the same time, Maya’s husband, Nick, is working undercover as a driver for the family of the same corporate mogul Maya is investigating. His job is to gather evidence that will incriminate the mogul, but his loyalties are tested when he falls in love with one of the mogul’s daughters.

As Maya and Nick delve deeper into their respective investigations, they start to realize how closely their cases are connected. Together, they must navigate dangerous political waters and risk everything to expose the truth.

One of the standout features of Undercover is its exceptional cast. Sophie Okonedo stars as Maya Cobbina, and she brings both strength and vulnerability to her role as the determined lawyer. Adrian Lester plays her husband, Nick Johnson, with a quiet intensity that draws us in and keeps us invested in his character’s story. Daniel Ezra, who played Nate in the CW series All American, plays their son, Paul Johnson.

In addition to the main cast, the show features an impressive group of supporting actors, including Dennis Haysbert, who portrays the corporate mogul, and Tamara Lawrance, who plays his daughter. Haysbert’s character is imposing and intimidating, and Lawrance’s character brings a depth of emotion to the show, making her one of the most compelling characters in the series.

Undercover also boasts a sharp script and well-crafted storyline that keeps the viewer engaged from start to finish. The show’s creators, Peter Moffat and James Hawes, are skilled at weaving together multiple storylines and creating tension-filled moments that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. They also use the show to explore important social issues, such as government corruption and police brutality.

The show’s cinematography is another standout feature. Filmed on location in the UK, the series makes excellent use of the country’s stunning landscapes and architecture to create a visually stunning backdrop for the story. The use of close-ups and quick cuts heightens the tension and drama of each scene, while the use of wide shots showcases the scale and complexity of the story at hand.

Overall, Undercover is a gripping drama series that is sure to keep viewers engrossed from start to finish. With its exceptional cast, expertly crafted script, and beautiful cinematography, the show is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Undercover is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (60 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2016.

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END OF THE BEGINNING
12. END OF THE BEGINNING
June 3, 2016
12
ESCAPE
11. ESCAPE
June 3, 2016
Popov lets Errol go and leaves him to decide which side to take. In times when Ivo feels untouchable, Dorothea decides to clear her conscience and gives all the evidence of his crimes to the Prosecution. Popov ensures her safety as a protected witness. Ivo is ruined. Dorothea and Errol decide to flee but police and Popov ambush them.
KILLER
10. KILLER
May 28, 2016
Shaken by Martin's death, Popov returns to the police and takes the investigation of his murder. In his meetings with Errol, he begins to suspect that he is the killer and forces him to admit it. At the end, Errol's guilty conscience makes him surrender. Popov puts him handcuffs and calls the police
DEAD END
9. DEAD END
May 21, 2016
Errol gets his flash drive back before Ivo can open it and see the files it contents. Nia realizes that the prescription of the crime committed by Ivo has expired, and she can no longer manipulate him with it. She becomes his property. She is forced to break with Errol in order to protect him.
ULTIMATUM
8. ULTIMATUM
May 14, 2016
Martin forces Errol to cooperate with him by threatening him that he will uncover him to Ivo. Errol ostensibly agrees but sends him not to Ivo's track but after a competitor of his. Martin realizes that Errol has tricked him and has cleared the path to Andonov. Furious, Martin sends a flash drive with compromising evidence against Errol to Ivo.
FALSE TRACK
7. FALSE TRACK
May 7, 2016
Errol loses his confidence in Martin and begins to simulate activity and to send him to the wrong track. Martin realizes that Errol is lying to him, and, furious, arrests him in front of Ivo
GOOD AND BAD
6. GOOD AND BAD
April 30, 2016
After Ivo saves Errol's life, risking his own, Errol hesitates which are the good and which are the bad. Ivo fascinates him with his "sincere gangster" philosophy. Martin completely loses Erol's confidence after sacrificing the life of one of his closest subordinates in the police department.
FRIENDLY FIRE
5. FRIENDLY FIRE
April 23, 2016
Ivo trusts Errol more and more. He assignes him to assist the liquid drug transportation to the factory. Errol reports to Martin about the drugs supply and they both persuade the police to take an action at the third shipment.However, driven by ambition, Martin rushes and puts Errol's life in danger.
AFFAIR ITALIAN  STYLE
4. AFFAIR ITALIAN STYLE
April 16, 2016
Ivo and Sasho open their garments factory with great success. Martin decides to attack it but, despite Errol's warnings, he pushes on and the mission severely fails. Errol breaks his principles and has sex with Nia, Ivo is in front of the door, about to catch them.
THE TRAP
3. THE TRAP
April 2, 2016
Nia helps Ivo prove to the Italians that he is "Il Cane" and this way forces him to work together. He begins raising funds through extortion of petty mobsters, Errol actively participates in all shares and wins Ivo's liking. This embitters Ronnie and he makes a trap to Errol to make it fails to Ivo. Martin warns Errol and he managed to escape.
THE DOG
2. THE DOG
March 26, 2016
Errol goes on his first assignment given by Ivo and brings him one of Dzharo's people. The man gives Ivo invaluable information on an Italian drug trafficking corridor run by Dzharo under the nickname Il Cane. Ivo risks and introduces himself as Il Cane. However, Nia who attends the meeting with the Italians too, knows the truth about Ivo.
THE NEW BOSS
1. THE NEW BOSS
March 19, 2016
Errol gets a new mission - to infiltrate himself in Ivo's gang. Ivo, however, has imposed severe loyalty tests and the task seems impossible. Errol helps him seize a lost shipment of drugs and thinks he has earned his confidence, but after the action Ivo commissions Raphael to kill him.
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Where to Watch Undercover
Undercover is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Undercover on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (2,285)