• 03 Sep - 09 Sep, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Kleo, the new German series is a spy revenge thriller, with a skilled protagonist looking to do harm to the people who did her wrong. Kleo Straub (Jella Haase) is an undocumented agent for Stasi, East Germany’s Ministry for State Security. We first see her taking a secret tunnel into West Germany, under the supervision of Andi Wolf (Vladimir Burlakov) and the volatile Uwe Mittig (Vincent Redetzki), put on a wig and go the West Berlin club. There, she attracts and then eliminate her target. Another agent grabs a key to a locker containing a mysterious red suitcase. Also at the club is Sven Petzold, a cop in the police department’s fraud division, saw Kleo come out of the bathroom before finding her target dead on the floor and remembers her from when she came to the bar and he hit on her. He draws a rough sketch and insists that she’s the killer, even though she can’t be found and the coroner judged that the man died of an accidental overdose. Despite warnings from his boss, Wolf and Kleo are in a relationship and are expecting. But when the sketch created from Sven’s eyewitness report reaches her Stasi boss, a series of events is set in motion that sends her to prison for life on treason charges. Everyone she knows in the Stasi testifies against her. She loses the baby in a prison fight. Kleo promises to be a slick series which will take its title character from Europe to South America and back again.