THE VEIL on Hulu is a new FX thriller miniseries starring Elisabeth Moss. She plays an MI6 operative on a dangerous mission, that involves a character portrayed by Yumna Marwan, who steals the show. Read our The Veil mini-series review here!

THE VEIL is a new FX production on Hulu. This time it’s a thriller series involving multiple countries, intelligence agencies, and two women on the run. The series stars Elisabeth Moss as an MI6 operative, so she’s sporting a British accent.

Alongside her, she has a character portrayed by Yumna Marwan. The two are playing a dangerous game as they need to figure out if they can trust one another while also being on the run. Maybe they’re being chased by criminal bad guys, but definitely also by intelligence agency (questionable) guys. The series has six episodes.

Continue reading our The Veil mini-series review below. Find the two first episodes on Hulu from April 30, 2024.

International Spy Thriller

The core genre of FX’s The Veil is thriller, but it’s also a spy story. Essentially, it’s an international spy thriller series that will slowly reveal the mysteries of its characters. In fact, the core premise of the series revolves around two women, who need to figure out if they can trust one another.

One of the women, who is an MI6 operative and is going by the name Imogen for this mission, is portrayed by Elisabeth Moss. The other woman, who is in a Syrian refugee camp when the series begins, is played by Yumna Marwan.

The job of the first woman is to find out if the second woman is actually an infamous ISIS commander, who has been hiding in a refugee camp. Possibly even as part of a greater plan that just may result in a brutal attack.

We’re following the two women as they help each other but also have a deep mistrust of one another. Imogen (Elisabeth Moss) is an expert on finding out who someone really is. And she’s quick to go off the grid and leave her intelligence colleagues in the dark, while she’s working.

The Veil – Review | FX Thriller Series on Hulu

Very intriguing mystery

The real challenge of this mission is this; If the woman with Imogen is who she’s suspected of being, then she is also a master manipulator. Named after a Djinn who is a shapeshifter that creates whatever persona, they want.

This results in a story that evolves in unexpected ways. It explores the surprising relationship between the two women who are playing a deadly game of truth and lies. All while being on a strange hybrid of a road trip and running for their lives. Going from a Syrian refugee camp to Istanbul and on to Paris and London.

Constantly lurking in the shadows are mission controllers from both the CIA and French DGSE. The latter asked the MI6 for Imogen to help them while the CIA inserted themselves into the mission. The two agencies must put differences aside and work together, which is proving very difficult.

Especially as the CIA sends the “most American American” to France. He is portrayed by Josh Charles, who really does have a knack for portraying very irritating and infuriating characters – he certainly did in the Prime Video series The Power as well.

Start watching The Veil on Hulu now!

The Veil was created and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, See, FX’s Taboo). He is also the executive producer alongside Di Novi Pictures’ Denise Di Novi (Little Women, Crazy Stupid Love), and star Elisabeth Moss under her Love & Squalor Pictures banner.

The Veil is produced by FX Productions, which is why it’s labeled both a Hulu and FX show. It was produced by FX and released on Hulu. The directors of the six episodes of the series are Daina Reid (Helstrom, Run Rabbit Run) and Damon Thomas (Killing Eve, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Dracula).

Yumna Marwan does an amazing job as the character we’re not sure if we can trust. To me, she absolutely steals to show while Elisabeth Moss is intriguing as well. I just feel that I’ve seen her better. Then again, Elisabeth Moss at her “less than best” is better than most. From The Invisible Man, Shining Girls, The Handmaid’s Tale to Us, she’s amazing!

I’m not entirely sure what I think of this series after the first two episodes, but I am certainly intrigued enough to keep watching. That still says a lot in a world where new series are coming out constantly. You need to make people want to come back for more. This one does that just as Under the Bridge – though that one had me hooked from episode one.

The Veil premieres its two first episodes on Hulu on April 30, 2024. After this, you’ll be getting weekly episodes on Tuesdays with the final episode released on May 28, 2024.


Creator: Steven Knight
Directors: Daina Reid, Damon Thomas
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yumna Marwan, Dali Benssalah, Josh Charles, James Purefoy, Dan Wyllie


The Veil explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost. In the shadows, mission controllers at the CIA and French DGSE must put differences aside and work together to avert potential disaster.

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