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Filming has commenced on the second series of ITV’s event thriller, Safe House. A tense and compelling new story reunites Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason in the drama.

Joining them on location for this four part series are Cathy Tyson, Ashley Walters, Steven Mackintosh and Sacha Parkinson. The second series 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. Viewers will also learn 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.

Set in the beautiful picturesque wilderness of the Lake District, the second series is written by Ed Whitmore and Tracey Malone. The first series averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 24% share when it debuted on ITV in 2015.

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