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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the British limited series Treason is a dramatic thriller intended for late-teen and adult viewers. Suspense and mystery surround the series about the newest director of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service known as MI6. Treason includes some violence (kidnapping, poisoning, and weapon use) and adult language ("f--k," "s--t").
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What's the Story?
TREASON is the perfect title for this series, as it defines the show's main character, Adam Lawrence. The young agent who quickly rises to the top of MI6 has a dark, hidden secret that compromises his career and his loved one's safety. His bright future and promising potential plummet when an old girlfriend, who's also a Russian spy, re-enters his life. In an effort to avoid treason charges, Adam must quickly make new alliances, tell lies, and always watch his back. Will his efforts be enough, or will his traitorous and untruthful actions come to light -- putting the UK's government at great risk?
Is It Any Good?
This thrilling and suspenseful show is sure to please viewers who are fans of the genre. Treason is packed with mystery, action, and conflict. Familiar faces Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Olga Kurylenko (Black Widow), and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) give a stand-out performances. Viewers who enjoy espionage and unexpected twists are in for an engaging viewing experience.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how in Treason Adam Lawrence's career rises to the top. What did he have to do to get the director position? Why were these decisions positive? Why were these decisions negative?
Which characters had to exert self-control throughout the series? Why? How did this help or hurt them?
Would you want to be a member of MI6? Which position would you want to have?
What did you think of the series' ending? What would you have changed?
- Premiere date: December 26, 2022
- Cast: Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, Oona Chaplin
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Drama
- Character Strengths: Self-control
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: February 17, 2023
Our Editors Recommend
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Ambitious but convoluted British crime drama is violent.
Comedic spy caper has strong language, violence, drugs.
Nonlinear heist drama has drugs, violence, language.
For kids who love thrillers
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