Mark Strong stars in Fox’s Brand New Thrilling Espionage Drama.
There’s fact, there’s fiction and then there’s the truth. But one thing’s for certain, Deep State is going to be your new TV obsession. Starring the critically acclaimed actor Mark Strong, and Game of Throne’s Joe Dempsie, FOX’s gritty and highly addictive new drama is set to premiere on 11 April 2018 at 21h00 Deep State will keep you on the very edge of your seat as it delves into the merciless world of espionage, where an increasingly rare conscience can get you, and the ones you love killed.
Deep State centres around Max Easton, an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White, head of covert MI6/CIA team, “The Section”. White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry. But the stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East. Max enters into a dangerous game as powerful corporations demonstrate that they are willing to go to great lengths to protect their reputation and bury their secrets. With such a strong undercurrent of corruption, who can Max trust? Who is telling the truth? And what must be done to uncover it? To find out, Max is going to have to throw himself back into the dangerous and brutal life he so desperately tried to leave behind.
Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill, Deep State is a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power.
From Endor, a Red Arrow Company, Executive Producer Hilary Bevan Jones added: “ Deep State is an exhilarating and emotional thriller underscored by an intensely topical and relevant subject matter and we’re excited to unveil the first trailer and new images in anticipation of the series launch in the spring. I couldn’t be more excited to share Deep State with FOX’s viewers in Africa.”
Deep State features a stellar ensemble cast including the Olivier award winning and BAFTA/Tony nominated actor Mark Strong, Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Alistair Petrie, Anastasia Griffith, Lyne Renée, Amelia Bullmore, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Pip Torrens and Fares Fares.
The extraordinary production team behind the project include Emmy Award-winning producer Hilary Bevan Jones, show runner, writer, co-creator and director Matthew Parkhill, executive producers Alan and Helen Flint. The Producers are Tom Nash and Khadija Alami, co-creator and executive producer Simon Maxwell, director Robert Connolly, and BAFTA Award-winning production designer Pat Campbell. Jeff Ford and Sara Johnson are the executive producers for Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa.
Fox Networks Group Content Distribution hold exclusive global distribution rights for the series, working in partnership with FNG Europe & Africa.