Trailer Released For Sacha Baron Cohen's New Undercover Series

This could be Sacha Baron Cohen's crowning achievement. Which, given some of the hilariously cringeworthy moments he's served up over the years as Ali G, Borat and Brüno, is really saying something.

It's been a while since the 46-year-old actor/comedian went undercover - or so we thought. In fact, it seems he's been in disguise for the past year filming his new series, Who Is America?

Judging by the trailer - which sees former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served under George W Bush between 2001 and 2009, sign a waterboarding kit - it's going to be both painful and eye-opening to watch.

The series begins on Monday at 10pm on Channel 4.

According to a tweet by right-wing political commentator Matt Drudge, a number of other high-profile political figures in the USA were also fooled:

Sarah Palin, of course, was picked as Republican John McCain's nomination for Vice President in the 2008 campaign, which they eventually lost to Barack Obama.

Other victims include prominent (but retired) Democrat Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders, the Independent democratic socialist and Senator from Vermont who gave Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the 2016 Democratic primary.

While not much beyond the Cheney clip has been revealed, just that one piece of footage alone suggests that Sacha Baron Cohen's new series is going to be full of equally shocking moments that rip apart the very fabric of American democracy, making it one not to miss.

Did he get Trump? We have no idea. But it's no secret the President loves being in the limelight, so a bit of one-on-one time with old Donald may well be in the offing. Especially as Ali G once sat down with Trump. Before he was President. Trump, not Sacha, that is. You can never be too careful these days.

Sacha Baron Cohen first came to fame on The 11 O'Clock Show with his portrayal of Ali G, the dim-witted, white suburban male with a passion for rap culture before turning to full-length movies based around characters of his own invention, all of whom are designed to bring out the very worst in people - and who usually succeed. So this is going to be very, very interesting.

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Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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