Netflix's 'Safe' to World Premiere as CanneSeries Closer

Michael C. Hall Horizontal - H 2014
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Michael C. Hall Horizontal - H 2014

Harlan Coben will serve as showrunner for the series produced by StudioCanal's RED.

Netflix’s new Harlan Coben series Safe is set as the closing night premiere of CanneSeries TV festival in April.

Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and his French co-star Audrey Fleurot will present the premiere to the audience following the prize ceremony in the Grand Palais, organizers said Wednesday.

The eight-part series, also starring Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington and The Fall’s Emmett J. Scanlan, is penned by Shameless screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst. It reteams the novelist and screenwriter as Brocklehurst also penned Sky’s adaptation of Coben’s The Five.

The story follows a widower, living in a gated community, whose daughter disappears under mysterious circumstances.

Safe is produced by StudioCanal’s U.K.-based RED production company for Netflix globally and Vivendi’s C8 in France.

The first edition of CanneSeries will run alongside MIPTV with a competition of 10 unreleased series. Competition titles will be screened April 8-10, adding some star power to the usual lineup of conference keynote speeches at the industry event.

As previously announced, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, starring Patrick Dempsey, is set to be the opening night premiere.

The full competition lineup will be announced March 13.

CanneSeries runs April 4-11, with MIPTV running April 9-12 in Cannes.