Brit Crime Series 'Safe House' Sells Wide
All3Media inks deals with Germany and France for the mini-series starring Christopher Eccleston.
All3media International has signed major deals with France 3 and German network ZDF for Safe House, the new high-end mini-series featuring Emmy-winning actor Christopher Eccleston (Accused).
The four-by-one-hour thriller premiered in the U.K. on ITV in April. It co-stars Marsha Thomason (White Collar) and Paterson Joseph (The Leftovers). Written and created by Michael Crompton, Safe House tells the story of a married couple — ex-police detective Robert (Eccleston) and school teacher Katy (Thomason), who turn their guest house, set in a remote and idyllic part of the Lake District, into a police safe house. Joseph plays Robert's former police boss.
The series, produced by Eleventh Hour Films, has sold strongly worldwide, with deals for Australia (ABC), Sweden (TV4) and Japan (Wowwow) among others.
The U.K. show premiered to an impressive primetime audience of 5.6 million on ITV.