"X Company" - The Allies Needed A Secret Weapon

Sneak Peek footage from "X Company", the new CBC period drama series, inspired by true stories of espionage, set during WWII:

"...five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - are torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret training 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 hell-holes in the field, it's one risky operation after another.

"At its core, 'X Company' is about the unlikely path to heroism taken by 'Alfred Graves', a young man with 'synesthesia', a brain condition that cross-wires his senses, but gives him a virtually infinite memory. 

"Long burdened by his condition, it emerges that Alfred is a secret weapon in the field. Fighting by his side is 'Aurora Luft', sworn to tear down 'Fascism' by whatever means necessary..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "X Company"....