CanneSeries announced Wednesday that a first screening of “Safe”, with lead actors Michael C. Hall and Audrey Fleurot (“The Intouchables,” “Midnight in Paris”) and produced by RED Production Company, will bring down the curtain on the inaugural edition of the week-long TV festival. The series is produced by Nicola Shindler’s Manchester-based RED for C8 in France, and Netflix internationally.
Running April 4-11, the major international part of CannSeries takes place at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, parallel to the well-established MipTV market.
The series follows Tom, a widower with two children living inside a pristine gated community. Tom has a group of close friends on whom he depends, and has recently embarked on a new relationship. Things seem to be improving for the family when, out of the blue, his oldest daughter disappears under mysterious circumstances. The events cast Tom’s life into a cloud of doubt, and he questions who he should really be trusting. As the story develops, dark secrets surface about the people closest to him, and the place they call home.
“Safe,” was penned by screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst, who previously worked on the original U.K. “Shameless.” In addition to Hall and Fleurot, the series also features TV vets Amanda Abbington (“Sherlock”), and Emmet J. Scanlan (“The Fall”).
The world premiere screening of “Safe” will take place on April 11, following the CanneSeries official awards ceremony. The series’ broadcast premiere will come later in 2018 exclusively on C8 in France and Netflix for the rest of the world.