From a media release:
From the creators ofÂ FlashpointÂ and the producers ofÂ Orphan BlackÂ comes the CBC original WWII spy dramaÂ X COMPANY, premieringÂ Wednesday,Â Feb. 18Â atÂ 9 p.m.Â (9:30Â NT) on CBCÂ Television.Â Inspired by remarkable true events,Â XÂ COMPANYÂ is an emotionally driven character drama set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. During World War II, a real life spy training school existed on the shores of Lake Ontario. The new series follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits torn fromÂ their ordinary lives to train as agents at an ultra-secret training facility, Camp X.
In the series premiere, the head of Camp X, Duncan Sinclair (Hugh Dillon), pulls out all the stops to convince his British counterpart that Alfred Graves (Jack Laskey), a fragile young man with a perfectÂ memory, would make a good Allied agent. Meanwhile Sinclairâ€™s first team is already behind enemy lines working to thwart a German plot to slaughter an entire village.
Shot on location in Hungary last summer, the exhilarating new show highlights Canadaâ€™s epic role in the war, which has largely remained unseen for many Canadians. The international ensemble cast starsÂ Evelyne BrochuÂ (Orphan Black, Pawn Sacrifice) as Aurora, a half Jewish-German, half French-Canadian, trilingual strategist and undercover specialist;Â Jack LaskeyÂ (Endeavour, Hatfields and McCoys) as Alfred, a gentle soul with synesthesia â€“ a condition that cross-wires one sense with another, giving him near-perfect memory;Â Warren BrownÂ (Luther, By Any Means) as Neil, an English ex-copper specializing in weapons and combat who lost his family in the Blitz;Â Dustin MilliganÂ (No Clue, Extract) as Tom, a Madison Avenue advertising wunderkind, intimately familiar with the mechanics of persuasion, propaganda and seduction; andÂ Connor PriceÂ (Being Human, Carrie) as Harry, the teamâ€™s radio operator, explosives specialist and gadgeteer. Rounding out the cast isÂ Hugh DillonÂ as Duncan Sinclair, who runs the secret training facility Camp X and Lara Jean Chorostecki as Sinclairâ€™s right-hand woman, Krystina Breeland.