No, 'Deep State' is not a current-events show

Mark Strong in 'Deep State'

(CNN)Epix will premiere a new drama series this weekend, beefing up the pay TV service's lineup of original programming. But it's the title, "Deep State," which is creating some confusion in social-media circles.

Having originated in the U.K., the program is a dark spy thriller, starring Mark Strong as an MI6 assassin who is drawn out of retirement, returning to a sordid, violent life that's unknown to his new wife and children. The show has already premiered in much of the world and been picked up for a second season in advance of this weekend's U.S. premiere.
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