STARRING: Sam Otto
Why would a comfortably living British citizen give up all—even his or her life—to join the Islamic State revolution? This is the question Bafta-award winner Peter Kosminsky considers in a four-part drama that follows a mixed-bag quartet of new recruits as they start over in Syria. (Begins Wed., Aug. 23, 8.30 PM; National Geographic)
Jalal (Otto) wants to honour his martyred brother. Shakira (Ony Uhiara) is a doctor and single mother.