‘Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game’ Docuseries Set At CNN – Watch The Trailer

EXCUSIVE: Passing along this confidential information: CNN and BBC Studios have reteamed on a new docuseries that details the inner workings of Cold War operatives in the 1980s. The news network will air Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Watch the trailer above.

Produced by BBC Studios, the four-part CNN Original Series tracks the spies operating behind the scenes in the Reagan Era as two superpowers move to the brink of nuclear war. It follows the shakiness of global geopolitics during the Cold War through the lens of two notorious double agents: Oleg Gordievsky and Aldrich Ames. As President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher maneuver on the world stage, their agents are pulling the strings.

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Gordievsky, the top KGB double agent for the British, proves invaluable by giving insight into the Soviet mindset. In the West, Aldrich is the head of the Soviet Desk for the CIA when he decides to turn traitor and work for the KGB. As the spy wars heat up in the shadows, they threaten to destabilize diplomatic efforts. The betrayals deepen, lives are lost, and some spies must embark on a daring escape.

The series features rare archival interviews and never-before-heard audio from Gordievsky and Ames, as well as interviews with former CIA, FBI, MI6, MI5, KGB officers and former aides to Reagan and Thatcher.

“Secrets & Spies is a prime example of CNN Originals unique way to bring new perspectives to historical events – made all the more relevant by the current news cycle,” said Amy Entelis, EVP Talent, CNN Originals and creative development for CNN Worldwide. “This series plays like a thriller, unraveling a secret narrative that was entirely unknown as it occurred, and we hope will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.”

Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game is executive produced by Lucie Ridout and Abigail Priddle for BBC Studios. Simon Young is the Commissioning Editor for BBC. Amy Entelis, Lyle Gamm and Katie Hinman are executive producers for CNN Original Series.

The series marks the second collaboration this year between CNN and BBC Studios, following Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight, which premiered in April.

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