Max Original international series SPY/MASTER debuts FRIDAY, MAY 19 with the first two episodes, which had their world premiere at Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Series in February. Created by Adina Sădeanu and Kirsten Peters, the six-part espionage drama series starring Alec Secăreanu continues with one new episode debuting weekly leading up to the season finale on June 16.
Logline: SPY/MASTER is set during the height of the Cold War and covers a week in the life of fictional character Victor Godeanu, played by Secăreanu (“God’s Own Country,” “Ammonite,” “Happy Valley”), the right-hand man and closest advisor to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. However, Godeanu is also a secret agent for the KGB and must escape Romania and Ceaușescu before his cover is blown. With only one shot at staying alive, he uses a diplomatic trip to Germany as a springboard to the United States. Helped by an undercover Stasi agent and former flame played by Svenja Jung (“Deutschland89”), and an up-and-coming CIA agent played by Parker Sawyers (“Southside with You”), Godeanu must elude the KGB and his own country’s spooks, fully aware that his defection is putting his family back home in mortal danger.
Credits: Spy/Master is created and written by Adina Sădeanu and Kirsten Peters, directed by Christopher Smith (“Temple,” “Alex Rider”) with cinematography by Ben Wheeler BSC (“The Tourist,” “The Baby”) and Ádám Fillenz HCA (“Hier,” “Battle: Freestyle”). Antony Root and Johnathan Young are executive producers for HBO Max, with Ioanina Pavel as creative producer. Anke Greifeneder is the executive producer for Warner TV Series. Produced by Viktória Petrányi and Judit Sós for Proton Cinema and Tudor Reu for Mobra Films for HBO Max.