Fox’s ‘Deep State’ Has Gotten A 2nd Season Renewal Already!

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05 Apr 18

Season 1 has not even aired yet, but Fox announced last night that Deep State has already been picked up for a 2nd Season!

If you’ve watched anything on Fox UK in the last few weeks you can’t fail to have seen a promo for Mark Strong’s upcoming espionage drama. The story follows 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’, ‘Skins’). 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.

Season 2 will retain the same creative team as Season 1, which includes co-creator, showrunner, writer & director Matthew Parkhill (‘Rogue’), with Hilary Bevan Jones (‘Cracker’, ‘State of Play’) and Tom Nash (‘The Escape Artist’, ‘The Dark Outside’) as exec producers.

“Matthew and the team at Endor have produced a brilliant and compelling new series for us, which has been getting tremendous feedback from both our pay TV partners and buyers alike,” commented Diego Londono, COO Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa. “As audiences across the globe begin on their ‘Deep State’ journey, we’re delighted to demonstrate our commitment to both this thrilling new drama and to commissioning regional stories that can entertain audiences around the world, in line with our rich Hollywood heritage.”

“Season one wouldn’t have been possible without the talents of our incredible showrunner, co-creator, writer and director Matthew Parkhill,” addedHilary Bevan Jones. “Tom Nash and I would also like to thank the co-creator and writer Simon Maxwell; Robert Connolly, whose direction of episodes 1-4 brought the series to life; Jeff Ford at FNG E&A, who commissioned the series; and the rest of our fantastic team from in front and behind the camera.”

Deep State‘ Season 1 airs tonight (Thursday, 5th April 2018) at 9pm on Fox UK.