A+E Networks and A+E Networks UK have partnered on a factual co-production, Damian Lewis: SPY WARS (W/T).  The ground-breaking and revelatory series is produced by Alaska TV. A+E Networks has global distribution rights and will introduce the new factual series to the international marketplace at MIPTV in Cannes this April.


The series will air in the UK locally on HISTORY®. The announcement was made by Patrick Vien, EMD, International, A+E Networks, and Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK.


Featuring Damian Lewis in his first docu-drama role, this new 8×60 factual series will reveal the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years. Packed full of espionage, surveillance, undercover work, and covert operations, the series brings forth these real events as well as the profound personal and geopolitical consequences for all involved. Utilizing innovative and highly stylized reconstructions, Spy Wars (W/T) is shot on location in London, Moscow and Israel. Damian Lewis is our guide through each in-depth episode that investigates the Cold War through to the ‘war on terror’ and the renewed espionage hostilities of present day.


Truly a first in the worldwide factual genre, the new series focuses on many of the most critical and remarkable mega operations which have defined intelligence warfare. Damian Lewis explores the action and the context of key incidents which, in several instances, brought the world to the brink of war.  By presenting an all-encompassing 360-degree view as each case is unpacked by experts and former spies on all sides, ex-Mossad, ex-CIA, ex-KGB and ex-MI6, Damian provides an unprecedented insight into the spy operations which literally shaped today’s geo-political climate.