Treason – The DVDfever Review – Netflix – Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko

Treason Treason is a new Netflix five-part drama where deputy head of MI6, Adam Laurence (Charlie CoxKing Of Thieves), is giving a talk to his son Callum’s school about working for the service, when he gets an interruption…

During this presentation, the head-honcho, Sir Michael Angelis (Ciarán HindsZack Snyder’s Justice League), is quaffing drinks in his club when he’s about to be poisoned by hitwoman Kara (Olga Kurylenko Momentum, which is still a daft film I highly recommended), after he tries to blackmail a dodgy lawyer who arranged a Visa for his 26-year-old lover… and I can tell he’s dodgy, because he played a dodgy lawyer in Doctors, too.

I like the way that Adam gets the news, while he’s at the school presentation, with someone whispering in his ear, exactly the same as when George W Bush was given the news about 9/11 on the morning of that day. He was told “The country is under attack“, and Adam asks a colleague if the nation is under attack.

Anyhoo, with Angelis out of action, this makes Adam top dog, but is it a step-up on his career, or is the job a poisoned* chalice? (*pun not intended).

Treason brings us secrets, potential bombs, kidnapping, more blackmail, double-crossing, no-one being able to trust anyone, and that’s just in the first couple of episodes!

If that all sounds like nonsense, then it certainly plays out that way. However, it’s entertaining nonsense, rather reminding me of 2020’s The Stranger, which got very silly at times.

Plus, although the trailer does go into more details about things than I will, here, it’s safe to say that Adam and Kara aren’t exactly strangers, and having watched two episodes so far, it becomes a bit cat-and-mouse between the pair, with the stakes rising higher.

Thanks to our friends at Netflix for the screener prior to release.

Treason is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix from Monday December 26th.

Treason – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 50 minutes per episode (5 episodes)
Release date: December 26th 2022
Studio: Netflix
Format: 2.00:1

Series Directors: Louise Hooper, Sarah O’Gorman
Producer: Bryony Arnold
Writer: Matt Charman, Amanda Duke
Music: Jamie Salisbury

Adam Laurence: Charlie Cox
Kara: Olga Kurylenko
Sir Michael Angelis: Ciarán Hinds
Ella Lawrence: Beau Gadsdon
Callum Lawrence: Samuel Leakey
Audrey Gratz: Alex Kingston
Patrick Hamilton: Adam James
Dede Alexander: Tracy Ifeachor
Lord Anton Melnikov: Danila Kozlovsky
Kevin Harvey: Olamide Bello
Mary Angelis: Clare Holman
Kit Harper: Syrus Lowe
Robert Kirby: Simon Lenagan
Rebecca Rossano: Joanna Horton
PPO Pete Barnes: Joe Macaulay
PPO Frank Scott: John Lightbody
CIA Agent Gore: Alexandra Guelff
CIA Agent Tao: Brian Law
Met Officer: Rishi Nair
Joanne Allinson: Annabel Wood
Kyle Mills: Sofian Francis