The CNN Original Series Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game tracks the spies operating behind the scenes in the 1980s as the Cold War brings two superpowers to the brink of nuclear war.

This razor-sharp series examines the tenuousness 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 to try to resolve the Cold War, it is in fact their agents that are pulling the strings. 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.

Episode 1: Paranoia

Spy-charged paranoia sees hostile superpowers heading to the brink of nuclear war. 

Episode 2: Traitors

Spies work behind the scenes as leaders attempt peace, but danger lurks in the shadows.

Episode 3: Escape

Spy work appears to bring East and West closer, but the web they weave is about to close in and jeopardize the spies themselves.

Episode 4: Fallout

Spycraft, betrayals, and a dramatic escape threaten fragile steps towards world peace.