It was becoming a daily event at SBS - each day we would see a compile of emails from viewers raving about Deep State, the action-packed spy thriller airing every Wednesday night at 9:40pm on SBS. Enthusiasm for the show was really high, with viewers eager to see the rest of the series as soon as possible.
"Is there anything we can do to make that possible?" became the question whispered by the team internally.
The question was repeated in hushed tones around the buildings as alliances formed, and trusted colleagues consulted. Information was quietly passed around via dead drops in one of SBS Programmings most successful covert missions.
Starting from today, you can now stream the entire first season of Deep State at SBS On Demand. The show will continue on SBS every week, but for those of you who do want to binge the rest of the season, there's no need to wait patiently.
In the series, retired spy Max Easton (Mark Strong) has been brought back for one final mission - to find out what happened to his son, another spy, who is presumed dead. Easton leaves his young family behind, unaware of his past life as a spy, and jets off to Beirut to find out what happened to his missing son, himself a spy played by Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie.
What are you waiting for? Deep State is streaming now at SBS On Demand.
Episode 1 - 'Old Habits'
Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will by George White - London chief of MI6 and CIA team The Section. Max’s wife Anna, with whom he has lived in the Pyrenees for the past ten years, starts an investigation into her husband’s past. What she finds puts her and their young daughters in grave danger.
Read the Ep 1 recap.
Episode 2 - 'A Kind of Warfare'
In Washington, we meet the CIA's Amanda Jones. Max, now in Beirut, doesn’t know who to trust after speaking to Leyla, a member of The Section team stationed there.
Read the Ep 2 recap.
Episode 3 - 'The Man Came Around'
When Amanda Jones arrives in London, she brings the full force of the CIA’s dissatisfaction to bear on White, who struggles to retain control. Now in Beirut, Max and Leyla begin to work together to decipher the real purpose of The Section’s Tehran mission.
Read the Ep 3 recap.
Episode 4 - 'Reunion'
Anna and her brother Noah struggle to protect her daughters in France. Alexander Said, who led the team in Tehran, arrives in London to see White, but the Section head is in no mood for forgiveness. Max and Leyla stumble upon some information that could help them.
Read the Ep 4 recap.
Episode 5 - 'Merger'
Leyla investigates links between Iran and the U.S. In France, White and his second-in-command Khalid Walker use Anna to leverage pressure on Max. This drives Max back from Beirut to the Pyrenees, where matters come to a head.
Episode 6 - 'Stories'
Max is reunited with his family, but danger is not far behind. He travels to London and finally manages to get to White. In Tehran, Leyla meets a U.S. envoy who provides her with yet more clues related to the orders her unit were given.
Episode 7 - 'White Noise'
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 from an Iranian desert nuclear facility - the net is closing in.
Episode 8 - 'Blood in the Sand'
Max heads to the U.S. and may have finally discovered the real reason why the Tehran unit found themselves on The Section’s hit list. Although he may have won the battle, he now has to work out if he can he stop the war.