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Mark Strong Joins Espionage Thriller ‘DEEP STATE’

April 2, 2017

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Mark Strong will be leading the upcoming espionage thriller series DEEP STATE. 

This series is the first regional scripted commission from FOX Networks Group Europe and Africa. The drama will be split into eight hour-long episodes and is set in Britain, the United States, Iran, Lebanon and Franco. Written by Matthew Parkhill, Simon Maxwell and Steve Thompson. The first four episodes will be directed by Robert Connolly and Parkhill directing the remaining four. Hilary Bevan Jones’ Endor Productions will be producing.

Strong will play Max Easton, an ex-spy caught between the past and the present. When he is brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son, he finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.

Strong said:

“Every now and again a script comes along that you just can’t put down and DEEP STATE is exactly that– a great example of the best kind of writing. I’m incredibly proud to be working with FNG on their first regional scripted commission. They have put together an excellent team and I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with Robert Connolly, Matthew Parkhill, Hilary Bevan Jones. With scripts from Matthew, Simon Maxwell and Steve Thompson, producers Tom Nash and Khadija Alami and with David Higgs as DOP and Pat Campbell designing, it makes this for me an unmissable opportunity to return to television.”

Production begins this May and will air in 50 countries on FOX.

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