Walton Goggins cast as lead in Deep State season 2
Cape Town - Following the success of season one, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has announced the cast and start of production on season two of the espionage thriller, Deep State.
Walton Goggins (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Tomb Raider) joins the cast as star and serves as an executive producer on the returning season. He will play Nathan Miller, a former CIA operative who now works in the private sector as a “Michael Clayton like” fixer for the deep state.
Other cast members include: Victoria Hamilton (The Crown, Doctor Foster) as Meaghan Sullivan, a Republican US Senator who is determined to bring the illicit activities of the deep state to light; new talent Lily Banda (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) is Aicha Konaté, a Malian aid worker, intent on improving things for her country; and Shelley Conn (Liar, Heartbeat), who plays Nathan Miller’s ex-wife.
Returning cast members for the second season include: Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, Skins) as Harry Clarke; Karima McAdams (Fearless, Vikings) as Leyla Toumi; Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager, The Terror, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as George White and Anastasia Griffiths (Once Upon a Time, The Wrong Mans) as Amanda Jones.
Production takes place in South Africa, Morocco and the UK, with the series set to premiere globally in 2019.
WHAT IS SEASON 2 ABOUT?
The second season will expand and delve deeper into the murky world of the deep state. Having failed in the Middle East, those powers are now turning their attention to Sub-Saharan Africa and the scramble to plunder its natural resources. This is the first dirty war over clean energy. The series will also explore the origin stories of some of our favourite characters from season one alongside witnessing the fall of a hero, and orchestrating the making of a terrorist in the eyes of the West.
“At the heart of this project is this major new character, Nathan Miller (Goggins), an ex-CIA agent, who now acts on behalf of the deep state,” said showrunner Matthew Parkhill. “Our aim for the show is to move beyond the first season, expanding the shadowy world of the deep state and encourage viewers to delve deeper into how it goes about ruthlessly achieving its goals.”
“There’s just so much more to tell, and to be able to continue this epic Deep State story and the tough choices that surround the economies of war is incredibly thrilling,” said Hilary Bevan Jones of Endor Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. “We’re thrilled to have Walton, Victoria and Lily joining Joe, Karima, Alistair and Anastasia, and through Walton’s character, we delve behind the deep state curtain and see the personal costs at which these jobs come”.