Deep State Sells into the U.S. & Slew of Other Markets


Fox Networks Group (FNG) Content Distribution has inked a raft of deals on the new espionage thriller Deep State, which is the first regionally commissioned scripted drama from FNG Europe & Africa.

EPIX has scored exclusive U.S. rights for the eight-part drama, which stars Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) and Karima McAdams (Vikings). The 8×1-hour series is also headed to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DRTV in Denmark, with further announcements to come.

Deep State will also broadcast in more than 50 countries across Europe and Africa on FOX.

Prentiss Fraser, managing director and executive VP of Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, said: “Fox Europe and Africa has produced a stunning, intriguing and exciting series featuring amazing talent behind and in front of the camera. We are thrilled to be partnering with a raft of A-list platforms around the world, including EPIX, the premium pay-television channel as our anchor broadcaster in the U.S.”

Michael Wright, president of EPIX, said: “Deep State is a timely, and addictive, thriller that fits perfectly into EPIX’s growing portfolio of premium original programming. 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.”