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Shadow Mission: The Unseen World of Covert Ops

Look behind the curtain of Hunters and explore today's world of counter-terrorism.

By Bryan Enk

As producer Gale Anne Hurd recently discussed with io9, the premise of Hunters isn't as far-fetched as it might seem at first glance. Sure, it features creatures from another world who work their nefarious schemes with the help of Spotify playlists, but strip away the fantastical elements and it's essentially a story about the war against terrorism … a potent real-world issue that isn't going away anytime soon.

Luckily, there are brave men and women dedicated to fighting this war, as personified in Hunters by Flynn Carroll (Nathan Phillips), Allison Regan (Britne Oldford) and the members of the ETU (Exo-Terrorism Unit). As the makers of Hunters were determined to "keep it gritty and keep it grounded," the covert operations featured on the show are conjured with a sense of real-world realism … and now, you can take a closer look at such procedures.

Shadow Mission allows you to explore today's world of counter-terrorism and the controversial history of covert operations in America and around the globe. Learn about the risks of intelligence gathering from the Cold War through the post-9/11 world, the many different spy agencies from around the globe, and, perhaps most chillingly, just how much it costs to keep American safe from terrorist threats.

What are you waiting for? Prepare for the gritty and grounded world of Hunters with Shadow Mission: Covert Ops' Unseen World.