SBS on Demand: Deep State

Season 2 of UK drama Deep State will premiere next week at SBS on Demand.

The first season of the thriller starring Mark Strong saw Aussie Robert Connolly directing, but he is not directing in the second season.

All eight episodes available to stream. This debuted internationally in May.

Three US Special Forces are killed in an ambush in Mali – supposedly there to help arm the Malians in their fight against terrorism. However, all is not as it seems.

As the story progresses, we realise that this is all part of a cover for the new gold rush – the goal is to beat China in the race for African natural resources – oil, gas, ore, and minerals. It’s a dirty war for clean energy.

We’ll quickly learn that the real target of the ambush was young translator Aicha – but what makes her such a threat?

Deep State, starring Walton Goggins (Ant-Man and The Wasp, Tomb Raider), sees Harry Clarke (Joe Dempsie, Game of Thrones, Skins), Leyla Toumi (Karima McAdams, Fearless, Vikings) and George White (Alistair Petrie, Sex Education, The Night Manager) entangled in the dangerous world of the deep state as they set their sights on Mali, a country replete in vast natural resources. Also stars Victoria Hamilton (The Crown, Doctor Foster), Anastasia Griffith (Damages, Once Upon A Time), Alexander Siddig (The Spy, Gotham), Zainab Jah (Elementary, Homeland), and Lily Banda (The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind).

Thursday, 8 August on SBS On Demand.

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