"The Last Enemy" is a five-part BBC television miniseries that premiered in February 2008. There is no second season. As of 2016, the complete series of "The Last Enemy" is available to stream on Amazon Prime. Non Amazon Prime members can pay to stream the entire series or individual episodes. Additionally, Amazon.com sells a physical DVD of the complete series, whose bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes, outtakes and deleted scenes.Continue Reading
Iain B. MacDonald directed "The Last Enemy," and the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley and Robert Carlyle. Set in a London of the very near future that is beset with terrorism and governed as a police-state, the miniseries focuses on Stephen Ezard, played by Cumberbatch. Stephen returns home to London for his brother's funeral and becomes the face of the government super-database, a program that monitors and records the actions of all citizens. He finds himself caught up in a complicated international conspiracy and is unsure of who he can trust.
The miniseries originally aired in Great Britain on BBC One, and it was broadcast in the United States on PBS' stations as part of "Masterpiece Contemporary." Variety gave "The Last Enemy" a glowing review, noting the series' intricate pacing and exciting conclusion.Learn more about Art & Literature