Nothing is what it first appears...
Jason Isaacs, Sharon Gless and Ben Daniels star in a six-part action-packed thriller.
Sir Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs) is the British Ambassador to Washington, who finds himself at the centre of a terrifying conspiracy that could bring down Western Government.
As Mark the Ambassador fights to prevent a looming war, Mark the man is faced with a terrible dilemma.
In a world of high stakes where manipulation of information means ultimate power – who can Brydon trust?
As Mark slowly realises that he's being played by an invisible puppeteer, he cannot even begin to imagine where the conspiracy ends.
At what point do you sacrifice the truth for the sake of your nation?
At what point do you sacrifice your nation for the truth?
The cast also includes:
Sharon Gless as Lynne Warner,
Lennie James as Luke Gardner
Neil Pearson as Phil Lonsdale,
Alex Jennings as James Sinclair, ex-British Ambassador to Tyrgyzan.
Genevieve O'Reilly as Caroline Hanley, Senior Analyst, Foreign Relations, Lowenberg Institute.
The State Within is written by Lizzie Mickery and Daniel Percival, who penned 2004's Dirty War.
A co-production with BBC America, the producer is Grainne Marmion, directors are Michael Offer (Episodes 1,2,3) and Daniel Percival (Episodes 4,5,6). The executive producer is Jessica Pope.