Epix Nabs ‘Deep State,’ Starring Mark Strong


Epix Nabs 'Deep State,' Starring Mark Strong

The network will premiere the previously commissioned European drama in June.

Epix has signed up for Deep State, the espionage drama starring Mark Strong.

The already announced series, from Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa, did not have a stateside distributor until now. The initial eight-episode order will kick off June 17 on the MGM-owned cable network.

Deep State, written and directed by Rogue creator Matthew Parkhill, is described as a "visceral thriller" about an ex-spy (Strong) whose past catches up with him when he's summoned away from his new life.

The series also stars George White, Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams and Anastasia Griffith.

"Deep State is a timely, and addictive, thriller that fits perfectly into Epix's growing portfolio of premium original programming," said Epix president Michael Wright. "With Matthew’s smart storytelling, an excellent cast led by Mark Strong and a fantastic production and design team, we’re very excited to bring this quality drama to an American audience.”

The series is produced by Endor, a Red Arrow company, and the Epix deal was negotiated by Fox Networks Group Content Group, which also holds exclusive global distribution rights for the series.

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