Christopher Eccleston is to the lead the cast of ITV's new drama series Safe House.
The Leftovers actor will play a retired detective in the four-part series, also starring White Collar's Marsha Thomason.
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Safe House follows Robert (Eccleston) and Katy (Thomason) - a married couple asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph) to turn their remote guest house into a safe house.
The first 'guests' are a family in fear for their lives, after being violently attacked by a stranger who claims to know them.
18 months previous, Robert was shot trying to protect a star witness due to testify against her gangster husband. Protecting this new family causes the ex-cop to re-examine that terrifying night and soon he uncovers a web of lies.
Jason Merrells (Emmerdale), Nicola Stephenson (Holby City) and Peter Ferdinando (Doctor Who) will also star in the drama, set in the Lake District and inspired by true events.
Safe House - potentially a returnable series for ITV - has been created and written by Michael Crompton (Silent Witness, Kidnap and Ransom). Filming on the series commences today (Monday, October 6).