Five Spies, one mission
X Company is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they’re fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it’s one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X. Sabotage, bombs, arming and training guerrilla fighters, rescue operations, deception campaigns, even assassination. Their shining ideals collide with the emotional realities of fighting a war where no rules apply.
The group of agents include Aurora, a half Jewish-German, half French-Canadian, trilingual strategist and undercover specialist; Alfred, a gentle soul with synesthesia – a condition that cross-wires one sense with another, giving him near-perfect memory; NeilL, an English ex-copper specializing in weapons and combat who lost his family to the Blitz; Tom, a Madison Avenue advertising wunderkind, intimately familiar with the mechanics of persuasion, propaganda and seduction; and Harry, the little brother of the group and the team’s radio operator, explosives specialist and gadgeteer.
Inspired by remarkable true stories, X Company is about the origin of spycraft. It’s about the birth of mass propaganda, the first fights against terror, and the heroes that led the charge to change the world.