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Ashley Walters, Sacha Parkinson among ‘Safe House’ cast


ITV has confirmed, Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), Ashley Walters (Cuffs), Steven Mackintosh (From Here to There) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge), will be joining Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason in the second series of ITV drama, Safe House.

Filming has begun on four new episodes, which 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, with a sense of urgency, 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.

The second series will also reveal 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.

Safe House is produced by Eleventh Hour Films and written by Ed Whitmore (Arthur & George, Silent Witness) and Tracey Malone (Silent Witness). The second series is currently filming in the Lake District.