The Undeclared War is a Channel 4 thriller series about the secret work of British analysts to protect the country from a cyber attack
The show was written by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, writers of The Salisbury Poisonings, and Amelia Spencer and Peter Kosminsky.
The Undeclared War consists of six episodes that have aired weekly on Channel 4 since June 30th.
What is “The Undeclared War” about?
The Undeclared War is a Channel 4 political thriller that follows a team of analysts from GCHQ as they work to prevent devastating cyberattacks in the weeks leading up to the 2024 general election.
The series is also set in a post-pandemic world where Boris Johnson has been replaced as Prime Minister.
Saara, a faculty intern, is thrown in at the deep end when a major security breach sparks a data war with Russia.
With the cyber conflict taking place in secret and the general public remaining completely in the dark, the stakes couldn’t be higher as Saara faces unknown enemies and cryptic challenges that will test her skills.
A young Russian hacker struggles with his own conscience as the consequences of cyberwarfare become apparent.
The series examines the impact a devastating cyberattack could have on Britain and offers an existential look at civil unrest and societal collapse.
The series stars Simon Pegg as GCHQ’s operations manager, Adrian Lester as Prime Minister, Hannah Khalique-Brown as intern Saara, and German Segal as Russian hacker Vadim.
What is the recap of the season finale?
The synopsis of the finale of The Undeclared War states: “As the extent of Russian meddling in the UK becomes clear, Saara and Vadim join forces. Can they uncover the hidden code and end a war?”
In the finale, Saara will uncover an intricate Russian conspiracy involving fake news, deepfakes and cyber hacks to sway British public opinion and sway an election.
When is the last episode of The Undeclared War on TV?
The final episode of The Undeclared War will air on August 4th at 9pm on Channel 4.
However, all episodes, including the season finale, are now available to watch on All 4.
Will there be a second season of The Undeclared War?
Channel 4 has yet to give the green light for a second season of The Undeclared War.
The series was released in one go on All 4 but airs weekly on Channel 4.
It’s likely that producers will await viewership figures for the season finale while it airs before making any final decisions on whether or not to renew the show.
If The Undeclared War gets a second season, it will likely air sometime in the second half of 2023.
Watch this space for updates on the fate of The Undeclared War Season 2.