19 January 2017
Premieres Wednesday 1 February at 10.30pm on SBS
Charles Falco is one of only three men ever to infiltrate three different outlaw biker gangs. With his savvy and expertise, not to mention his immense courage, Falco has helped law enforcement bring some of America's most dangerous and feared gangs to justice.
This first season of The Infiltrator takes us deep inside the notorious Vagos. Falco details this operation in the optioned book Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs. The real-life Donnie Brasco will meet Sons of Anarchy in a way that can be Gangland 2.0 for History. With a combination of interviews and high-end recreations, each episode unfolds a different step in Falco's covert investigation into their illegal activities. Working in conjunction with law enforcement and drawing on the wealth of material from Falco's book, along with broader documented historical research of inter-gang rivalry, this series captures the reality of outlaw biker counter-culture: a world where freedom is equated with the right to carry guns and trade drugs with impunity, and respect can be earned through fear. With Falco's assistance, the FBI finally gets what it needs to break up these criminal gangs.