9 episodes

Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.


Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez it stars Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Adam Buxton, Kyle Kinane and Stephen Mangan. The cast also includes Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst.


Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.

Max & Ivan: Fugitives Storyglass

    • Comedy Fiction
    • 4.7 • 165 Ratings

Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.


Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez it stars Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Adam Buxton, Kyle Kinane and Stephen Mangan. The cast also includes Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst.


Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.

    Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Max, Ivan and Lara finally get some answers. Last episode in the series.


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 23 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    As the endgame nears, a desperate Max and Ivan go in search of Lara and the poison. But news from Katja stops them in their tracks: are they finally going to find out the truth behind 'The Cuckoo'?


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 18 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    After what happened with Yitzhak, Max and Ivan are shocked by Lara's strange behaviour - but has she found their best lead yet? They head to Amsterdam where they face an impossible decision and are stunned when they encounter someone they never wanted to meet again.


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 25 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Max & Ivan team up with Lara (Gemma Whelan) to infiltrate the 8th Meridian conference. They encounter the Emancipatriot (Kyle Kinane) IRL, but can they get hold of an exclusive enough lanyard to bug the meeting with Yitzhak Cohen (Steve Furst)?


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 23 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Max & Ivan find temporary shelter at a very niche gathering in Krakow, but the relative calm is shattered by events across Europe. The question is - is it all the work of the Brotherhood?


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 30 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Finally finding themselves face to face with The MinerTOR (Alice Lowe), Max & Ivan have to think quickly to stop her having them killed and win her trust. The international errand she sends them on places them in mortal danger, and lots of horrific surprises await them in Ukraine.


    Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
     
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Effie🌺 ,

Brilliant

Really enjoyed it, good comedy

JeepneyMan ,

Weak potentially amusing.

Plot and trailer sounded promising, but attempts to meld comedy with the serious story line, for me doesn’t work. Copious use of the ‘F’ word does little to enhance script quality. Continuity begs more care if the story is to really mean anything. But for Ivan & Max just messing about in the studio, it will be amusing to some. Sorry to be unenthusiastic.

Jim Vandooblah ,

Funny fast paced and fantastical.

This is great. Sharp and Whitty drama. I loved it.

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