British actor Mark Strong has scored the lead role in the espionage thriller series “Deep State” for FOX and Endor Productions. The eight-hour event series is set in Britain, the United States, Iran, Lebanon and France.
Strong will play Max Easton, an ex-spy brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son. He soon finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.
Matthew Parkhill, Simon Maxwell and Steve Thompson penned the script. Robert Connolly helms the first four episodes while Parkhill directs the latter four. Production is slated to begin in May.