A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends is set to premiere on Thursday, December 8. The British espionage thriller miniseries will consist of six episodes. It features Damian Lewis as Nicholas Elliott, an MI6 intelligence officer who discovers that his friend and colleague had been working as a double agent for the KGB. Want to be able to watch A Spy Among Friends as soon as it’s released? Depending on your location, you may need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to do this.

We’re only recommending official sources for streaming A Spy Among Friends. If you use an unlicensed stream, you’re more likely to miss out due to the low resolution picture, excessive lag, or because it’s ultimately taken offline for copyright infringement. Official sources allow you to watch A Spy Among Friends in the highest quality without having to worry about any of the above issues. You can find these options listed further below in this post.

A Spy Among Friends will only be available to stream on region-locked platforms. Traveling abroad? A VPN is required to access your home streaming service as normal.

How to watch A Spy Among Friends online with a VPN

A VPN is a service via which you can connect to a server in your home country and change your IP address. It allows you to access geo-blocked content (such as A Spy Among Friends), even if you’re overseas.

Here’s how to stream A Spy Among Friends from abroad using a VPN:

  1. First, sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two equally reliable and affordable alternatives.
  2. Next, download the VPN app, making sure you’re installing the correct version for your device’s operating system.
  3. Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server in the UK for watching A Spy Among Friends on ITVX.
  4. You can now go to the ITVX streaming platform. Note that if you’re doing this before December 8 when ITVX launches, it’s likely to still be branded as ITV Hub.
  5. Content should now be unblocked and available to stream even if you’re currently outside the UK. If not, clear your cookies and refresh your browser. You may even need to try more than one server. Falling this, your VPN’s support may be able to help.


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How to watch A Spy Among Friends online in the UK

Watch a spy amongst friends in the UK

A Spy Among Friends will be available to stream in its entirety (all six episodes) in the UK on ITVX on Thursday, December 8. ITVX is the re-branded version of ITV Hub and will launch on the same date (December 8). The good news is that you can watch A Spy Among Friends for free because ITVX is free and funded by advertising. You don’t even need to have a TV license to watch ITVX (only if you’re watching content that is being broadcast live).

ITVX is only available in the UK which means that even if you’re from the UK and have an account, content such as A Spy Among Friends will be region-locked if you travel abroad. However, connecting to a VPN server in the UK for a UK IP address lets you unblock it from anywhere. Don’t yet have a VPN? You can always try NordVPN, which includes a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Where else can I watch A Spy Among Friends?


Watch a spy amongst friends in the USA

A Spy Among Friends doesn’t have an official premiere date in the US, but it has been picked up by MGM Plus. We do know that it’s coming in 2023 and that it’s likely to be early in the year. There are multiple ways to access MGM+ (note that it’s still known as EPIX until the MGM+ streaming service launches on January 15, 2023).

You may already have access to EPIX as part of your cable TV subscription. In this case, you need only sign in using your TV provider login credentials. Alternatively, EPIX can be added via various TV streaming services including PhiloSling TV, and YouTube TV. Prices vary by provider and in all cases, EPIX is an add-on on top of the base subscription. Many of these TV streaming services include free trials, allowing you to watch A Spy Among Friends for free, providing you cancel before the conclusion of the free trial period.

A far more affordable way to stream EPIX (unless you already have a subscription with one of the aforementioned services) is to subscribe directly with EPIX NOW. This costs $5.99 (USD) a month, although you can save if you opt for an annual or bi-annual subscription plan. Note that a 7-day free trial is available for new customers. EPIX is only available to stream in the US so a VPN and US IP address are needed should you travel overseas.

Australia and Canada (and more!)

A Spy Among Friends is coming to BritBox, which is available in AustraliaCanadaDenmarkFinlandNorwaySouth AfricaSweden, the UK and the US. Content can vary between countries so it’s well worth checking your country version of BritBox before committing.

As an example, A Spy Among Friends is coming to BritBox Australia on Friday, December 9. The six episodes will air weekly each Friday until the finale on Friday, January 13. A subscription costs $8.99 (AUD) a month or $89.99 a year. If you travel abroad only to find your country version of BritBox is no longer available, you can always use a VPN to change your IP address.

What do we know about A Spy Among Friends?

A Spy Among Friends is a six-part British espionage thriller TV series set in1960’s England and at the height of the Cold War. Based on the Ben Macintyre book of the same name, it follows the true story of Nicholas Elliott, an MI6 intelligence officer who discovers that friend and colleague, Kim Philby, was a double agent for the KGB and has since defected to the Soviet Union. As can be seen from the official trailer, it’s a story about friendship, loyalty, and profound betrayal.

Who is in the cast of A Spy Among Friends?

Damian Lewis and Guy Ritchie headline the A Spy Among Friends cast, portraying Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, respectively. They’re joined by the likes of Stephen Kunken, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Adrian Edmondson.