Pictured: Robert [Christopher Eccleston] and Katy [Marsha Thomason]. ©ITV Plc
Pictured: Robert [Christopher Eccleston] and Katy [Marsha Thomason]. ©ITV Plc
Steven Mackintosh is joining the cast of ITV’s hit thriller Safe House which is now filming in and around the Lake District.

The series stars Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason as a former detective and his wife whose guest house is used by the police to protect vulnerable witnesses. Series two finds Robert (Eccleston) and Katy (Thomason) settled into their life in the Lake District, but when news breaks of a disturbing and sinister crime their world is turned upside down.

John Channing, along with his girlfriend, Julie Delaney, and her daughter Dani have been out enjoying a celebratory drink.

When they return home an unknown assailant attacks them and Julie is abducted as John watches, powerless. 

On hearing the news Robert drops everything to go and see the investigating officer, DCI Becky Gallacher (Christine Tremarco), a former colleague.

It transpires that fifteen years ago ‘The Crow’ perpetrated a series of abductions – taking wives away from their husbands, emasculating them in their inability to stop him. The bodies of the women were never recovered and presumed dead, but now Robert believes ‘The Crow’ is active once again.

ITV says viewers will also learn the fate of detective, DCI Mark Maxwell (Paterson Joseph), Robert’s former colleague and friend; turned betrayer who was last seen on the run at the end of series one, after holding a gun to Robert’s head.

Also joining the show for the second series are Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa, Band of Gold), Ashley Walters (Cuffs, Bullet Boy) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, Coronation Street).