“Games of Thrones” star Joe Dempsie and Belgian actress Lyne Renée have joined the cast of Fox Network Group’s “Deep State,” which has begun production in Morocco. Fox Network Group’s first regional scripted commission for Europe and Africa, the spy thriller, created by Matthew Parkhill and Simon Maxwell, stars Mark Strong and Karima McAdams and forms part of Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa’s strategy to source, develop and produce original productions at a regional level.
The eight-part thriller stars Strong as former spy Max Easton, who returns to the espionage game to avenge the death of his son. Dempsie will play Harry Clarke, a gifted secret agent whose moral compass proves too rigid for the kind of work he has to carry out. Renée plays Strong’s character’s second wife, an emergency room doctor, who finds her world turned upside down by Max’s return to his former life. The previously announced McAdams plays a smart and uncompromising elite intelligence operative.