Well, isn’t today a busy-old day? Let’s get onto Safe House, which has had a torrid time since its lacklustre first series. First, ITV commissioned a second series. Good news. Next, the writer was moved on, the cast was jettisoned and the whole make-up of the show would change, we were told. Not quite so good news. (Read our post about it here.) Now, there’s some good news, finally – British star Stephen Moyer (also famous in the US thanks to his role in True Blood) has signed onto star.
This second, four-part series stars Moyer (also star of the upcoming US 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 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, Jason Watkins, Sunetra Sarker, Ashley Walters, Sacha Parkinson and Joel MacCormack.
It looks as though Safe House has finally settled down, and the cast alone make this an intriguing must-watch.