Manchester-based Red Production Company has secured a major commission from Netflix and Canal+.

Safe – an eight-episode, one-hour drama from best-selling writer Harlan CobenĀ – is set to star Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under).

The screenplay is by BAFTA and Emmy winner writer Danny Brocklehurst (Ordinary Lies, Shameless) and sees a widow who is raising two teenaged girls in a picturesque community become embroiled in mystery involving murder, a disappearance and buried secrets.

The drama began shooting on Tuesday and will stream globally on Netflix outside of France.

StudioCanal, which owns a majority stake in Red Productions, has distribution rights for the series.

Safe is executive produced by Hall, Coben, Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler and Red Production’s head of development, Richard Fee.

Red Production’sĀ Happy Valley proved to be a major hit in the US, leaving executives keen for more.