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ITV announces brand new season of original event drama Safe House

Published: Tue 09 Aug 2016

ITV announces brand new season of original event drama Safe House
Hollywood star Stephen Moyer returns to the UK to take the lead role in a brand new season of original event drama Safe House
Safe House, produced by leading independent production company Eleventh Hour Films, commences filming for ITV later this month with an all new cast and crime story.
The 4 x 60' series stars internationally renowned British actor Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Fox drama series Shots Fired) as charismatic yet impulsive ex-police officer Tom Brook who runs a police safe house, which stands by the edge of the sea on the rugged coastline of Anglesey, a wild and beautiful sanctuary.  
Stephen will be joined by actress Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge, Lewis) as his partner Sam. The drama is written by Ed Whitmore (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, He Kills Coppers) and Tracey Malone (Rillington Place), and directed by Marc Evans (Hinterland, Collision).   
Tom and Sam’s world is turned upside down when news of a shocking crime breaks. Years previously Tom investigated a series of abductions perpetrated by an assailant known as 'The Crow’, who took wives away from husbands as they helplessly watched.
On hearing breaking news of a crime bearing the same hallmarks Tom immediately goes to the crime scene, revealing to the police that terrifyingly he believes ‘The Crow’ is active again.
Safe House also stars Dervla Kirwan, (Injustice, Blackout), Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, The Secret), Sunetra Sarker (Casualty), Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Cuffs), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Driver) and Joel MacCormack (Wolf Hall).
Eleventh Hour Films Head of Development Paula Cuddy (Strike Back, Wallander) will executive produce alongside company founder and Managing Director Jill Green (New Blood, Collision) and Andrew Benson (Strike Back, Prime Suspect) will produce the new series.
Filming begins in Wales, Liverpool and Manchester later this month.
ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea and Head of Drama Series Jane Hudson have commissioned this second series.
“We’re delighted to be working on a brand new series of Safe House with Eleventh Hour Films,” said Victoria.  “The format lends itself beautifully to creating a suspenseful drama with a new set of characters in a new safe house.  As always Ed and Tracey’s scripts are gripping and compelling with twists and turns that shock and take you by surprise.”
Jill Green at Eleventh Hour Films: “It’s brilliant to have enticed Stephen back to the UK for a completely new Safe House and thrilling story, proving the power of the brand.”

All3media International is the international distributor of Safe House, and will sell the show globally.