David Tennant in ‘The Escape Artist’ pics gallery

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The BBC has released a set of promotional photos for The Escape Artist, David Tennant’s new legal thriller set in the world of criminal law.

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Created and written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks), BBC One’s three-part series also stars Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror), Sophie Okonedo (Criminal Justice) and Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty).

Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of ‘The Escape Artist’. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.

Writer David Wolstencroft teases: “The law often seems like an intellectual exercise, but scratch under the surface, and it’s all blood and guts. I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that’s as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case. David Tennant is one of the most accomplished and iconic actors of his generation. Seeing him in Will’s shoes is incredibly exciting.”

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