Deep State: Season 1 (2018)

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Season 1
Deep State

Critics Consensus

Deep State is dense with terrific actors and slick action, but it's disappointingly shallow in dramatic depth as it fails to get to the bottom of its characters or offer much insight into the geopolitical arena.

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Critic Ratings: 11

78%

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User Ratings: 89

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Air date: Apr 11, 2018

Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will by George White, London chief of MI6/CIA team "The Section"; Max's wife, Anna, investigates her husband's past and learns information that places her family in grave danger.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2018

Max, now in Beirut, does not know who to trust after speaking to Leyla, a member of the Section team stationed there; in Washington, they meet the CIA's Amanda Jones.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2018

Amanda arrives in London with the full force of the CIA's dissatisfaction to bear on White.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

Anna struggles to protect her daughters; Alexander Said arrives in London to see White.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

Leyla investigates connections between Iran and the U.S.; White and Khalid use Anna to leverage pressure on Max.

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Air date: May 9, 2018

Max travels to London and finally manages to get to White; Leyla meets a U.S. envoy who provides her with more clues.

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Air date: May 16, 2018

In London, Max's digging stirs the attention of a sniper with a fatal point to make. In Washington, Jones sends out a crack team to recover scientific evidence.

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Air date: May 23, 2018

Max travels to the U.S. and thinks he's finally learned why the Tehran unit ended up on the Section's hit list.

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Cast & Crew

Mark Strong
Max Easton

Actor
Anastasia Griffith
Amanda Jones

Actor
Karima McAdams
Leyla Toumi

Actor
Joe Dempsie
Harry Clarke

Actor
Adrien Jolivet
Noah

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Lyne Renee
Anna Easton

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Alistair Petrie
George White

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Indica Watson
Lola Easton

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Cara Bossom
Chloë Easton

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Donald Sage Mackay
Martin Collins

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Mark Holden
John Lynn

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Alexandre Willaume
Laurence

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Rachel Shelley
Elliot Taylor

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William Hope
Senator Hawes

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Critic Reviews for Deep State: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Deep State: Season 1

  • Apr 08, 2022
    This isn't a bad spy adventure series, but it should have been titled something like "Save the innocents", because for the most part. All the main characters do is run around trying to keep innocent family members and friends, from being killed by the bad guys. In spite of a really stellar cast in both seasons. The series is really kind of subpar with a lot of melodrama. It would have been so much more interesting and entertaining. If the production company had used the really talented actors, and what appears to be a good sized production budget. To create a series that would be more in keeping with a Jason Bourne, or Jack Ryan type of action drama. As I watched the series, I became more and more disappointed with the melodramatic writing, and ridiculous plots. Characters who are supposed to be people that are accustomed to death and carnage. Are suddenly turned into people that should have been working for some humanitarian charity, rather than working for spy agencies. I really like the actor Mark Strong, and it was fun seeing him in his role. Watching Walton Goggins' "go off" on Anastasia Griffith's character, yelling just inches away from her face was both well done and amusing. I didn't much care for various British actors using fair to not so good American accents, Southern in particular. This wasn't a terrible series, but it really could have been so much better.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Excellent characters. Non-trivial, realistic plot line (vs. Homeland in later seasons). Filmed in diverse geographies which added to its distinctiveness. It's good.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    The plot for this season was so over the top it's unbelievable. I like the Max Easton character and his gravitas kind of makes up for the ridiculous plot lines.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    A controversial take on America's wars makes a different and twisty story. The serial does not try to vilify anyone in the MiddleEast which may not sit easily with many in the US in particular. The action parts are similar to other serials of the genre and add little new.
  • Oct 18, 2019
    Another example of the critics getting it completely wrong. This is a great show, with a very good story, and great acting. Mark Strong, is a terrific actor who really shines in this role. Im not big on spy shows much anymore, because of the same ole, same ole. This show is not that at all.
  • Apr 29, 2019
    Ever lived in the Middle East? Been through war zones, Everyone you know is either Embassy staff, military or ex-military fighting pirates off of Somalia, intelligence? No. Then you won't know that this is so real along with the PTSD weaved through the main characters, that just watching it triggers PTSD. Intense. Beautifully shot and excellent dialogue. Am guess the 'critic's have never been anywhere, done anything or know anyone related to the topics covered in the perfect series.
  • Apr 20, 2019
    Great show. mark strong is an amazing actor
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Still very watered down (when will they dedicate a season to Ukraine?), but always better than nothing and, above all, always better than "House of Cards". "Deep State": and you know who really plots against you. (Mauro Lanari)
  • Feb 24, 2019
    Scatter script, weird time jumps, Producers failed in tyring to use background music t save it. Fair acting. Camera work best thing.
  • Dec 10, 2018
    Same old Same old evil corporation stuff, but good acting and compelling characters.

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