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Baghdad Central Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online

Stars: Waleed Zuaiter, Corey Stoll, Bertie Carvel

BAGHDAD CENTRAL Stream on Hulu. An Iraqi inspector searches post-9/11 Baghdad for his missing daughter in this thriller series. Set around America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, “Baghdad Central” stars Waleed Zuaiter as Muhsin Al-Khafaji, a former law enforcement operative whose mission requires him to form an uneasy partnership with U.S. forces. (“I’m never sure if they’re going to shoot me in the head,” he says early on.) The series, based on a novel by the scholar Elliott Colla, originally aired on the British network Channel 4 and was generally well-received. “It’s nice to see an Iraq war-set thriller that centers on Iraqi lives for a change,” Ellen E. Jones wrote in a review for The Guardian. “Nice because it’s the right thing for a socially conscious broadcaster to commission, but also just nice because it makes for some refreshingly original entertainment.”

The series tells the story of an Iraqi ex-policeman named Muhsin al-Khafaji, who is desperately trying to keep his daughter safe – having already lost his job, his house and his wife.

Khafaji then finds himself attempting to track down his missing estranged daughter, a search which leads to the ex-policeman and his daughter discovering that something very sinister is at play

A case of mistaken identity soon sees Khafaji become the victim of arrest and torture at the hands of the US military, but then he comes across a British ex-police officer, Frank Temple, who recruits him as a police officer in the Green Zone.

The series is based around the Iraq War which began in 2003.

The international cast is led by Altered Carbon star Waleed Zuaiter, who plays Khafaji, and Homeland’s July Namir who plays the role of Mrouj, his daughter.

The cast also features a double Olivier Award winner in Bertie Carvel (Dr Foster, Jonathan Strange and Dr Norrell) who plays Frank Temple.

Who wrote Baghdad Central?
The series has been written for the small screen by Stephen Butchard, who has previously been nominated for BAFTAs for his work on Five Daughters and Stolen. His other credits include The Last Kingdom, Good Cop, and The House of Saddam.

It is adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name written by American author and scholar of the Middle East, Elliott Colla.

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