SACHA Baron Cohen hasn’t had a TV series since Ali G – nearly 20 years ago.
But he’s back now, “as you’ve never seen him before” in a satirical new comedy series – here’s what we know so far.
When does Who Is America? start on Showtime and Channel 4?
The seven-part show continues TONIGHT (Monday, July 23) at 10pm on Showtime and Channel 4.
Who is America? was shrouded in mystery with Sacha Baron Cohen secretly filming it over the past year.
The show’s airtime announcement was made by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc just days before the show launched.
It has been created and executively produced by Baron Cohen and other executive producers include Anthony Hines, Todd Schulman, Andrew Newman, Dan Mazer and Adam Lowitt.
How does the show work and what is it about?
The series will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum.
The network promises it will show the comedian and actor “as you’ve never seen him before”.
Baron Cohen teased his comeback in a video showing Donald Trump berating him as a “third-rate character”.
Another preview clip shows former US vice president Dick Cheney apparently agreeing to autograph a “waterboard kit” – in reality, a plastic water jug.
Who is Sacha Baron Cohen?
Sacha Baron Cohen is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer.
He is famous for inventing highly interactive, often offensive, parody characters including Ali G, Borat and Bruno.
Baron Cohen was born in Tower Hamlets, East London, in 1971.
He read history at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he got a 2:1.
Baron Cohen started his career as a model but soon began developing characters and getting acting roles.
Ali G was created in 1998, as well as fashion expert Bruno and Kazakhstani journalist Borat.
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Da Ali G Shown won the Best Comedy BAFTA in 2000 and it was made into a film in 2002.
Other smash hits he wrote and starred in include Borat, The Dictator, Bruno and Grimsby. He has also featured in major non-parody films like Les Miserables and Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Baron Cohen is married to Australian actress Isla Fisher and they have three children.