ITV announces Safe House series 2
ITV has announced that Safe House will return to our screens for a second series with an all-new cast and story.
Hollywood star Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Executioner, Shots Fired) returns to the UK to play the 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.
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.
Stephen will be joined by actress Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge, Lewis) as his partner Sam. Safe House series 2 is written by Ed Whitmore (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, He Kills Coppers) and Tracey Malone (Rillington Place), and directed by Marc Evans (Hinterland, Collision).
The four-part drama will also star Dervla Kirwan, (Injustice, Blackout), Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, The Secret), Sunetra Sarker (Casualty), Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Cuffs), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Driver) and Joel MacCormack (Wolf Hall).
Paula Cuddy (Strike Back, Wallander), Head of Development at Eleventh Hour Films, will executive produce alongside company founder and Managing Director Jill Green (New Blood, Collision), while and Andrew Benson (Strike Back, Prime Suspect) will produce the new series.
Victoria Fea, ITV’s Controller of Drama, said: “We’re delighted to be working on a brand new series of Safe House with Eleventh Hour Films,” said Victoria. “The format lends itself beautifully to creating a suspenseful drama with a new set of characters in a new safe house. As always Ed and Tracey’s scripts are gripping and compelling with twists and turns that shock and take you by surprise.”
Filming begins in Wales, Liverpool and Manchester later this month.