Fox’s Brand New Espionage Drama ‘Deep State’ Starring Mark Strong Gets April UK Premiere

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10 Jan 18

Fox has a brand new show for you to obsess over, and it looks like it’s going to be a great one! Deep State stars the critically acclaimed actor Mark Strong (‘Kick-Ass’, ‘Low Winter Sun’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’) and delves into the merciless world of espionage, where an increasingly rare conscience can get you, and the ones you love killed…

The show centres around Max Easton (Strong), 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 (Alistair Petrie – ‘The Night Manager’, ‘Rogue One‘), 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 (Joe Dempsie – ‘Game of Thrones’ Gendry). 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.

Additional cast includes Karima McAdams (‘Vikings’), Anastasia Griffith (‘Damages’, ‘Once Upon a Time’), Lyne Renée (‘Split’), Amelia Bullmore (‘Happy Valley’), Kingsley Ben-Adir (‘King Arthur: Legend of The Sword’), Pip Torrens (‘The Crown’) and Fares Fares (‘Tyrant’).

“We’re thrilled to welcome ‘Deep State’ to our schedules,” commented Jeff Ford, SVP Content Development and Sara Johnson, VP, Scripted Drama, FNG Europe & Africa in a statement. “As FNG’s first regionally scripted commission,‘Deep State’ is built on our Hollywood heritage and we’re so proud of what we’ve created alongside the talented team at Endor Productions. We can’t wait for audiences to experience the show and only hope they love it as much as we do.”

Deep State‘ is co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (‘Rogue’) and comes to FOX UK from Thursday, 5th April 2018 at 9pm.