Across the pond… Marsha Thomason (“White Collar”) and Paterson Joseph (“The Leftovers,” “Law & Order: UK”) will join Christopher Eccleston (“The Leftovers,” “Thor: The Dark World”) in a new ITV network 4-part drama series titled “Safe House” from Eleventh Hour Films, which is described as “a tense thriller set in the beautiful wilderness of the Lake District.”
The cast will also include Jason Merrells, Nicola Stephenson, and Peter Ferdinando, and is set to premiere on Monday April 20th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Created and written by Michael Crompton, and directed by Marc Evans, the 4-part drama tells the story of a married couple: Robert (Christopher Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Marsha Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph), to turn their remote Guest House into a Safe House.
Their first “guests” at the Safe House, are a family in fear of their lives after they are violently attacked by someone who claims to know them.
Inspired by a real couple, “Safe House” is further described as a distinctive character-driven drama. It is produced by Andrew Benson. It is being developed by Eleventh Hour Films’ Paula Cuddy, who is also an Executive Producer, alongside Jill Green.
“Safe House” is potentially a returnable series for ITV and Eleventh Hour Films, and was commissioned last year by ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November and Controller of Drama, Victoria Fea.
“We’re delighted to commission Safe House from Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films. It’s a compelling four-part drama from Michael Crompton with great characters and genuine twists which keep you guessing right to the end.”
Jill Green (Foyle’s War, Collision, The American) said: “ This brilliant idea for a psychological thriller has attracted a strong cast – and will keep viewers gripped.”
There is a trailer for the series, but it’s only available for viewers in the UK. So if you’re in the UK, watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYfIAbtqV6s