Airdate: Odyssey

Anna Friel stars as a Special Ops sergeant in Mali who learns a US corporation is secretly funding terrorists.


Later this month Seven will be screening 2015 action drama Odyssey, starring Anna Friel as a Special Ops Task Force sergeant in Mali North Africa who learns a major American corporation is secretly funding terrorists.

The cast includes Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Treat Williams and Australia’s Sarah Wynter.

The series was retitled after its US launch as American Odyssey but was cancelled after 13 episodes.

Seven describes the series as “a complex journey through global politics, corporate espionage and military secrets involving three strangers who only have one thing in common… the truth. In this “Traffic”-like action drama from writer-director Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy), an international conspiracy explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier (Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies), a disillusioned corporate lawyer (Peter Facinelli, Twilight), and a political activist (Jake Robinson, The Carrie Diaries) from a privileged family unexpectedly collide.”

9:30pm Sunday March 20 on Seven.

3 Responses

  1. I thought this was much better than Homeland (season 3 and later of Homeland anyway). Yes, Odyssey does have a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of it’s sole season. Though maybe “cliffhanger” is too strong a term, let’s say it was clear they expected a second series and the main character’s situation is not fully resolved at the end.

    It’s a pity this show got canned after one season, it was well made and mostly well acted with an involving storyline.

  2. Sounds like a Homeland exploitation show to me, but I’m not sure how the photogenic Anna Friel would keep undercover looking pretty and sexually attractive at the same time.

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