UK drama Safe House has been renewed for a second season with True Blood star Stephen Moyer leading a new cast and new story.
The first season starred Christopher Eccleston.
Moyer will star as a 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.
He will be joined by actress Zoe Tapper as his partner Sam.
The drama is written by Ed Whitmore (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, He Kills Coppers) and Tracey Malone (Rillington Place), and directed by Marc Evans (Hinterland, Collision).
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.
Filming begins in Wales, Liverpool and Manchester later this month.
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.”