Mark Strong as Max Easton

1. It’s Mark Strong like you’ve never seen him before. 

You’re used to seeing him as a villain, but this is a whole new side of him.

Strong plays Max Easton, a loving family man who then switches seamlessly to a ruthless spy.

He cooks pancakes for his daughters, and rips out a man’s fingernails, all in a day’s work. 

2. But you want him to succeed.

Easton is likeable, despite being a liar and a killer.

The stakes are high, because ultimately you just want him to succeed and hurry home to his family. 

3. It also has a killer supporting cast. 

Joe Dempsie (SkinsGame of Thrones) plays Easton’s oldest son. His story arc is fascinating and his performance is convincing.

And Lyne Renee flawlessly pulls off the strong-yet-terrified wife.

4. There are twists at every turn.

The first episode alone is an emotional rollercoaster. It will take everything you thought you believed, and flip it on its head.

Just make sure you're paying attention, the story moves at breakneck speed.

5. It’s been dubbed “a dirty James Bond.”

Easton is the kick-ass hero without the fancy suit. Enough said. 

6. It explores conflict on a personal level. 

Action and emotion collide.

Sure, it’s about something much bigger, but ultimately it’s about one man trying to do the right thing. 

7. It’s far-fetched, but somehow relevant.

The show explores your wildest speculations.

It sheds a different light on what’s happening in the news, on the other side of the world, and within your own family unit.

8. It’s new, but familiar.

If you’re a fan of Homeland,The Night Manager or the Bourne movies, this is right up your alley. 

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