Acclaimed screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst’s work is currently on our screens, having adapted two Mark Billingham novels for the BBC’s In The Dark series (see a review of episode one, here), and now he’s announced that he’s involved in a new project for Netflix, teaming up with another best-selling crime novelist, Harlan Coben, for a new crime drama series starring Dexter’s brilliant Michael C Hall.
Brocklehurst and Coben (who wrote last year’s Sky1 series, The Five) have teamed up to make Safe, an eight-part drama, which will air on Netflix globally, and Canal + in France.
In Safe, which is set in a picturesque gated community, Hall plays Tom, a paediatric surgeon who is raising his two teenage daughters Jenny and Carrie alone after the death of his wife. Against the odds, Tom is doing well and the girls seem to be recovering and thriving within their secure enclave until one evening, Jenny sneaks out and goes to a party. That night there is a murder, a disappearance and buried secrets come to the surface.
The series has started shooting in and around Manchester and will debut in 2018.
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