"Imagine Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover filming a new show, for a year?" That is the question which opens a teaser trailer released on Twitter for the "Borat" creator's latest comedic offering – a trailer that also features former Vice President Dick Cheney signing a “waterboard kit.”
“That’s a first,” Cheney says. “That’s the first time I ever signed a waterboard.”
Cohen’s show, which is reportedly slated to premiere on July 15, has only been cryptically announced by Showtime and Cohen himself tweeting out promos for the show. The network described Cohen's latest character as “shameless,” “unhinged” and “cold-blooded," and that it may be “the most dangerous show in the history of television.”
The show is titled "Who is America?" and will feature a Trump-skewering character who mocks the United States.
Cohen is also set to play one of Israel's most famous spies, Eli Cohen, in a new Netflix series, Variety reported on Wednesday.
The British-Jewish actor is best known for broad comedy characters such as Ali G and Borat, but he'll be playing it straight in "The Spy."
Eli Cohen is known in Israel as "Our Man in Damascus." The Mossad agent infiltrated Syrian high society in the 1960s and became a key intelligence source for Israel as tensions between the two countries ran high.
The six-part series will chronicle Eli Cohen's rise in Damascus society until his capture by the Syrian authorities in 1965. Last week, his watch was returned to his widow by the Mossad, after the agency obtained it in Syria.
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