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Filming begins in Lake District on second series of ITV’s Safe House


Filming has begun in the Lake District on the second series of ITV thriller Safe House.

The new story reunites former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, and Marsha Thomason alongside new cast members Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa, Band of Gold), Ashley Walters (Cuffs, Bullet Boy), Steven Mackintosh (From Here to There, Inside Men) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, Coronation Street).

The 4x60min 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.

It’s written by Ed Whitmore (Arthur & George, Silent Witness, Waking the Dead) and Tracey Malone (Silent Witness), with Marc Evans (Hinterland, Collision) returning to direct and the producer is Andrew Benson (Mad Dogs, Strike Back).

Eleventh Hour Films’ head of development Paula Cuddy (Strike Back, Wallander) will executive produce alongside company founder and managing director Jill Green (Foyle’s War, Collision, The American).

The series was recommissioned by ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November and controller of drama Victoria Fea and production will be overseen from a network perspective by ITV’s head of drama series, Jane Hudson.

The first series averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 24% share when it debuted on ITV in 2015.

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