It’s here: our first look at Netflix thriller Safe, starring Dexter’s Michael C Hall and Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. And its trailer is brilliantly harrowing.
The sneak peek shows us Tom (Hall), a paediatric surgeon and widower raising two teenage daughters. However, one of them goes missing after a night out, an event which forces buried secrets slowly to surface.
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Interestingly, this glimpse also allows us to preview Hall’s English accent (the actor is originally from North Carolina), which sounds solid, albeit very posh.
We also see Abbington as Sophie, a formidable detective sergeant. Described by Netflix as “intelligent, dynamic, perceptive and smart”, the character lives in the same gated community as Tom and like him, is raising two kids single-handedly.
Abbington said: “It’s a fantastic project and I’m thrilled to be working with Michael C Hall and the rest of the talented cast. It’s a great story and I hope people will love it”.
The series will also star Hustle actor Marc Warren as Pete, Tom’s best friend and old army comrade. And he’ll be one to watch: Netflix has said “he’s hiding a secret he can’t even share with Tom”. Ominous.
Safe is written by Bafta-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst, who also penned Shameless, Accused and In the Dark.
All eight episodes of Safe will be available to stream from 10th May on Netflix