Fox have released the first look trailer and a number of images for their edge of your seat espionage thriller series, Deep State, starring Mark Strong.

The show focuses on Max Easton (Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman-The Golden Circle), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White (Alistair Petrie, The Night Manager, Rogue One), head of covert MI6/CIA team “The Section”. White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry (Joe Dempsie, Game of Thrones, Skins).

The stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East. Max enters into a dangerous game as powerful corporations demonstrate that they are willing to go to great lengths to protect their reputation and bury their secrets. With such a strong undercurrent of corruption, who can Max trust? Who is telling the truth? And what must be done to uncover it? To find out, Max is going to have to throw himself back into the dangerous and brutal life he so desperately tried to leave behind.

Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), the series stars Alistair Petrie, Joe Dempsie, Anastasia Griffith and Simone Ashley alongside Strong.

The series premieres on Thursday 5th April at 9pm.

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Pictured: Karima McAdams as Leyla Toumi in DEEP STATE.
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Joe Dempsie as Harry Clarke in DEEP STATE.
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Alistair Petrie as George White in DEEP STATE.