Deep State (TV series)

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Deep State
Created bySimon Maxwell[1]
Matthew Parkhill[1]
Directed by
Music byHarry Escott[3]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Sara Johnson[3]
  • Matthew Parkhill[4]
  • Hilary Bevan Jones[3]
  • Alan Greenspan[3]
  • Helen Flint[3]
  • Jeff Ford[3]
Producer(s)Khadija Alami[4]
  • David Higgs
  • Nic Lawson
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Endor Productions
Red Arrow International
6 Degree Media
Original networkFox
Picture format2:1 (4k)
Audio formatStereo
Original release5 April 2018 (2018-04-05) – present
External links
Deep State

Deep State is a British television espionage thriller series, written and created by Matthew Parkill and Simon Maxwell, that first broadcast in the United Kingdom on Fox on 5 April 2018.[5] The first eight-part series, which began filming in May 2017, stars Mark Strong as Max Easton, a former Field Agent for MI6 who is recruited back into the field.[6] The series co-stars Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Lyne Renee, Anastasia Griffith and Alistair Petrie.

The series is produced by Endor Productions for the Fox Networks Group of Europe and Africa.[1] As well as co-creating the series, Parkhill also serves as showrunner, executive producer and director of four of the eight episodes.[2] The series premiered in the United States on 17 June 2018 on Epix.[7] A second series was commissioned on 5 April 2018.[8]


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Adrien Jolivet as Noah; Anna Easton's brother.
  • Cara Bossom as Chloë Easton; Max and Anna's elder daughter.
  • Indica Watson as Lola Easton; Max and Anna's younger daughter.
  • Rachel Shelley as Elliot Taylor; deputy Head of Section, MI6.
  • Alexandre Willaume as Laurence
  • Mark Holden as John Lynn; CIA handler and Amanda Jones' boss
  • William Hope as Senator Hawes
  • Bijan Daneshmand as Ali Ardavan
  • Corey Johnson as Burrell
  • Donald Sage Mackay as Martin Collins
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir as Khalid Walker; Intelligence, MI6.
  • Zubin Varla as Syed; Senior Field Agent, MI6.
  • Amelia Bullmore as Olivia Clarke; journalist. Harry's mother and Max's ex-wife.
  • Khalid Laith as Anthony Kahani
  • Mel Raido as Ryan Cooper; Field Agent, MI6.


Series 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K.[10] viewers
1"Old Habits"[11]Robert Connolly[2]Matthew Parkhill[5]5 April 2018 (2018-04-05)[5]0.68
2"A Kind of Warfare"[11]Robert Connolly[2]Simon Maxwell12 April 2018 (2018-04-12)[11]0.40
3"The Man Came Around"[11]Robert Connolly[2]Simon Maxwell19 April 2018 (2018-04-19)[11]0.37
4"Reunion"[11]Robert Connolly[2]Stephen Thompson26 April 2018 (2018-04-26)[11]0.38
5"Merger"Matthew Parkhill[2]Matthew Parkhill3 May 2018 (2018-05-03)[11]0.32
6"Stories"Matthew Parkhill[2]Stephen Thompson10 May 2018 (2018-05-10)[11]0.26
7"White Noise"Matthew Parkhill[2]Simon Maxwell17 May 2018 (2018-05-17)[11]0.24
8"Blood in the Sand"Matthew Parkhill[2]Matthew Parkhill24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)[11]0.24


  1. ^ a b c Lodderhose, Diana (2017-03-30). "Mark Strong To Star In 'Deep State' For Fox Networks Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Casting News: Mark Strong is Set to Star in FOX Espionage Thriller Series 'Deep State' | BBC America". BBC America. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Harry Escott Scoring 'Deep State'". Film Music Reporter. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b Ritman, Alex (16 October 2017). "MIPCOM: On the Set of 'Deep State' With Mark Strong". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Barraclough, Leo (2017-03-31). "Mark Strong to Star in Fox Espionage Thriller 'Deep State'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  6. ^ Deep State, Anastasia Griffith, Simone Ashley, Yves Aubert, retrieved 2018-01-19
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (2018-03-15). "'Deep State' Espionage Drama Starring Mark Strong & Joe Dempsi Lands at Epix for U.S." Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  8. ^ White, Peter (2018-04-05). "Fox Network Group Renews Spy Thriller 'Deep State' for Second Season ahead of Debut." Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  9. ^ a b c d e "DEEP STATE release date: When is DEEP STATE out? How many episodes? Trailer, cast, news". Express. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  10. ^ Weekly Top Programmes (May 2018)., Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Deep State". Fox UK. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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