Christopher Eccleston, Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph head the cast of a new “tense thriller” currently being filmed for ITV.
Set in the Lake District, the four-part Safe House tells the story of married couple Robert (Eccleston) a former detective and Katy (Thomason) a teacher who are asked by close friend (Paterson Joseph) to turn their remote Guest House into a Safe House.
The couple’s first ‘guests’ are a family in fear of their lives after they’re violently attacked by someone who claims to know them.
For Robert protecting the family resurrects fears and anxieties bound up in a terrifying night eighteen months ago – where he was protecting a star witness who was about to testify against her gangland husband.
Unexpectedly, he was shot, and she was killed. As a consequence of running the Safe House, Robert re-questions this incident and uncovers a web of lies.
The cast also includes Jason Merrells (Emmerdale, Waterloo Road), Nicola Stephenson (All At Sea, Holby City), and Peter Ferdinando (Doctor Who, A Field in England).
ITV is eyeing up the drama as a “returnable series”.
Director of Drama, Steve November and Controller of Drama, Victoria Fea, said: “We’re delighted to commission Safe House from Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films. It’s a compelling four-part drama from Michael Crompton with great characters and genuine twists which keep you guessing right to the end.”