Deep State



Season 2


The gripping and prescient espionage drama is back with some exciting new cast joining returning favourites in a fresh and riveting storyline.

Three US Special Forces are killed in an ambush in Mali. The US are supposedly there to support the Malians in their fight against terrorism. However all is not as it seems. As the story progresses we realise that their activity is underpinned by the deep state and forms part of a cover for the new gold rush – the goal to beat China in the race for African natural resources – oil, gas, ore and minerals. It is the first dirty war for clean energy.



  • 1



    In Mali, four U.S. Special Forces and a translator are supposedly killed in an ambush. This delays a procurement deal in Washington with the Malian government, off which the deep state are set to profit significantly. It is up to their operative, Nathan Miller, to make sure everything goes to plan, whilst also battling to keep his family together.

  • 2

    Hard Sun


    Miller, along with Amanda Jones, flies to Mali to contain an increasingly unstable situation. In order to make sure the procurement deal gets over the line, he hatches a bomb plot that will tie up a number of loose ends for him. However, he is forced to appear before a committee led by Sullivan, who has worked out that the attack was planned, and that he was somehow involved.

  • 3

    Declaration of Independence


    Harry and Leyla learn from Aïcha that this has all been about arms smuggling from within the Malian government to Al Moctar, who is destabilizing the country. Harry wants to leave, but Aïcha has to go back for her younger siblings who are being held by the deep state. The trio must throw themselves at the mercy of Aminata Sissoko, a high-level Malian minister who is supposedly fighting corruption... but can they trust her?

  • 4

    Tomorrow's Victory


    True to her word, Aminata Sissoko reunites Aïcha with her family, but as she does, Harry and Leyla are arrested on murder charges. Faced with a lifetime in jail, Harry turns to Miller; he trades their freedom for information on why the Malian government are wavering on the deal. He therefore unknowingly gives the deep state exactly what they need to progress.

  • 5



    Harry, Aïcha and Leyla are chased out of Bamako and driven, out of necessity, to return to Al Moctar’s camp, where Aïcha is taken away to be hanged for a past crime. In the search for the trio, Jones reveals the Collins tape (from Season 1) to Miller, who is furious. He returns to Washington where he goes above Kingsley’s head to Hal Weaver, the man behind the deep state, to work out how to nullify it. Sullivan also returns to Washington and digs further into the ransom money that was paid, but this comes at a cost to her wife’s career.In the past, White returns to London, where, furious at his own government's bureaucratic incompetency, he begins...

  • 6

    The New Normal


    With Aïcha being dragged to a scaffold, Harry must plead his case, and quickly. He convinces Al Moctar to hold off, and check whether his arms have been cut off. Sure enough, they have. He has played his part, and now the deep state are abandoning him. Retreating into the interior, he gives them the name and location of his arms dealer… a breadcrumb that they can pursue.

  • 7

    Changes Upon Changes


    On the trail of their breadcrumb, Harry, Leyla and Aïcha do some more digging, but they are eventually caught by U.S. soldiers. Leyla and Aïcha manage to get away, but Harry is arrested. This is positive news for Miller, who then proceeds to put the rest of the plan in action.

  • 8

    A Dead Man's Machine


    Finally, all the pieces of the puzzle come into place, and the connection between the arms trail and the deep state is laid bare. Miller will surely suffer for this – or, in this loud world, will he just create a larger distraction?