London – FOX Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has announced that the critically acclaimed British actor, Mark Strong has joined their first regional scripted commission. Officially titled Deep State, this drama formKLirsts part of the group’s strategy to source, develop and produce original productions at a regional level.

Written by Matthew Parkhill , Simon Maxwell and Steve Thompson , Deep State is an intense, character-driven espionage thriller that will air in over 50 countries on the region’s leading entertainment channel, FOX.

Strong, the Olivier award winning and BAFTA/Tony nominated actor, will play the lead role of Max Easton, a man caught between two versions of himself, the past and the present. An ex-spy, Max is brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son, 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.