The BBC has released the first trailer for The Escape Artist, a new legal thriller starring David Tennant as barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.
Created and written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks, Shooting Dogs), The Escape Artist also stars Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla, Black Mirror), Sophie Okonedo (The Slap, Criminal Justice), and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty).
Burton’s 100% success record of getting people off the legal hook has earned him the nickname of“The Escape Artist”. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.
“The law often seems like an intellectual exercise”, said Wolstencroft earlier this year, “But scratch under the surface, and it’s all blood and guts. I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that’s as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case.”