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All new cast & story revealed for ITV drama Safe House


ITV has announced a new all-star cast for the second series of crime drama, Safe House.

The brand new four-part story will star British actor and Hollywood star Stephen Moyer (True Blood) in the lead role as the charismatic yet impulsive ex-police officer Tom Brook who runs a police safe house, by the edge of the sea on the rugged coastline of Anglesey, alongside his partner Sam, played by actress Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge).

Tom and Sam’s world 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.

The second series originally began filming earlier in the year, with series one stars Christopher Eccleston, Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph confirmed to be returning. However, for unknown (confidential) reasons Eccleston pulled out of the series and the decision was made to relocate some of the production (which meant delaying filming) and replace the three original characters with Moyer and Tapper’s new character’s.

The cast also stars Dervla Kirwan, (Blackout), Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies), Sunetra Sarker (Casualty), Ashley Walters (Cuffs), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge) and Joel MacCormack (Wolf Hall).

Safe House is produced by Eleventh Hour Films and written by Ed Whitmore (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Tracey Malone (Rillington Place), and directed by Marc Evans (Hinterland).

ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea, said: “We’re delighted to be working on a brand new series of Safe House with Eleventh Hour Films. 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.”

Safe House Series 2 will begin filming in Wales, Liverpool and Manchester later this month (August).