Deep State is a brilliant new international espionage thriller starring Mark Strong as Max Easton, an exspy brought back into the field to avenge the death of his son (who had followed in his footstep), only to find himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.

The story unfolds across the UK, US, Iran, Lebanon and France and contains a profound political dimension that asks questions about the connection between the representatives of the people and the big industries that profit from global conflicts. It’s a story of supremely high stakes, a conspiracy that could topple governments and along the way includes hostage rescues, shoot-outs and manhunts. However, at its core, Deep State is an emotional drama about a family ‘in extremis’ in which intimate, intense personal relationships are pitted against an epic backdrop.

Visceral and riveting, Deep State is a rich, multi-layered drama with involving characters and a thrilling espionage storyline that raises prescient questions about big business, war and global politics. Ultimately, it is the journey of a man fighting to ensure the safety of those he loves, in the knowledge that you can never really have a second chance at life.

Episodes: 8 x 60'

Cast
Mark Strong (Kingsman)
Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones)
Karima McAdams (Fearless)
Lyne Renée (Madam Secretary)
Anastasia Griffith (Damages)
Alistair Petrie (Rogue One)
Khalid Laith (Word War Z)
Mark Holden (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)
Donald Sage Mackay (Elementary)
Rachel Shelley (The L Word)
Kingsley Ben Adir (The Commuter)


Showrunner/Co-Creator/Writer/Director
Matthew Parkhill (Rogue)

Writers
Simon Maxwell, Co-creator
(American Odyssey)
Steve Thompson (Sherlock)

Director
Robert Connolly (The Slap)

Producers
Tom Nash (Esio Trot)
Khadija Alami (Homeland)
Executive Producers
Hilary Bevan Jones (State of Play)
Alan Greenspan (The Kettering Incident)
Simon Maxwell (American Odyssey)
Matthew Parkhill (Rogue)
Helen Flint (Indian Summers)