Fox Networks Group (FNG) Content Distribution has signed a variety of international deals for the highly anticipated new espionage thriller Deep State, the first regionally commissioned scripted drama from FNG Europe & Africa.
Epix, MGM’s premium cable and satellite network, has secured exclusive US rights to the eight-part drama, which features a fantastic ensemble cast including the critically acclaimed actor Mark Strong (Kingsman-The Golden Circle), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) and Karima McAdams (Vikings).
Other deals include SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DRTV in Denmark with further announcements to follow.
Launched to international buyers at MIPCOM, Deep State (8 x 60’) is a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power. The series is produced by Endor Productions, which includes Emmy® Award winning producer Hilary Bevan Jones (Cracker, State of Play), showrunner and writer Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), producer Tom Nash (The Escape Artist, The Dark Outside) and director Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, The Slap). Deep State will have its premiere broadcast from 5th of April 2018 on FOX Europe & Africa followed by the rest of our channel partners.
Prentiss Fraser, MD and EVP 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 US”
Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “With its timely – not to mention incredibly addictive – storyline, stellar ensemble cast and award-winning auspices, Deep State is exactly the kind of program that speaks to the EPIX viewer, and is a perfect addition to the network as we continue to ramp up our original programming slate.”
Fox Networks Group Content Distribution hold exclusive global distribution rights for the series, working in partnership with FNG Europe & Africa and will continue to sell this highly anticipated new series at MIPTV next month.