ITV orders second season of ‘Safe House’

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Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston will return to ITV next year for a new season of Safe House.

The suspenseful event thriller launched in April, featuring Eccleston alongside Nicola Stephenson, Jason Merrells, Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph.

Season 1 averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 24% share of the audience, winning its scheduling slot for each of the four episodes.

> Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon.

The second season will be written by Ed Whitmore (Waking the Dead) and Tracey Malone (Silent Witness) and will tell a brand new four-part story involving the married couple played by Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason who own a guest house in a remote Lake District location, which provides the perfect cover for a police safe house.

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ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November commented: “We had a tremendous reaction from the audience to Safe House. From the gripping story and compelling performances, we were delighted with every aspect of the production. With Ed Whitmore and Tracey Malone writing the scripts and Jill and Paula producing we know the new series will be in safe hands.”

Executive producer Paula Cuddy added: “From the outset the ambition was for Safe House to become a returnable series. The characters of Robert and Katy, maintaining their cover and providing a place of safety for those in need of protection is a compelling idea. We’re thrilled to be returning to tell another complex and engaging story.”

Watch the Season 1 trailer…

Season 2 will begin filming in the Lake District in February 2016.

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