Pheobe Adler is forging her way as a television writer in Hollywood. But under Senator McCarthy, Phoebe finds herself blacklisted as a communist sympathizer and flees to London. While there, she meets other Americans living in exile, including ambitious producer Hannah Wolfson who hires blacklisted writers at great risk to herself and her company. Together Phoebe and Hannah successfully fight unfair bias and sexism, but danger still looms in this supposed sanctuary. And when their families and friends - their very lives - are threatened, they will have to make impossible choices.