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.
SHOWTIME is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the launch of its groundbreaking original series DEXTER with a fan-focused campaign surrounding the hit drama. DEXTER, which premiered on the network on October 1, 2006, grew its loyal audience year after year in all of its eight seasons, and was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations.
In celebration of #Dexter10, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite DEXTER episodes in a bracket-style competition on SHO.com over the course of four week s. The top ten fan picks will culminate in an on-air #Dexter10 Fan Marathon on Saturday, October 1st, exactly ten years after the series debuted on SHOWTIME.
A stellar cast has been locked for “Felt”a political thriller that tells the story made famous in “All the President’s Men”, from the vantage point of the top FBI official the Washington Post called Deep Throat. Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall will play John Dean, architect of the Watergate cover-up who was desperate to plug the Washington Post leaks. Writer-director Peter Landesman, who previously landed Liam Neeson to play No. 2 FBI man Mark Felt and Diane Laneto to play his wife Audrey, has just about set the complete cast, minus the actor who’ll play the pivotal role of Bob Woodward.
Marton Csokas and Tom Sizemore play Felt’s FBI rivals Pat Gray and Bill Sullivan, Tony Goldwyn will play FBI intel chief Ed Miller, and Kate Walsh will play his wife Pat. Click here to view the complete list.
Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures will finance and produce alongside Scott Free Productions, Playtone and Cara Films. Endurance Media’s Steve Richards also joined the project as a financier and producer, along with Torridon Films and Riverstone Pictures. Production begins this month, in Atlanta, Georgia. More details coming soon.
Michael C. Hall quietly married book critic Morgan Macgregor in New York City on Monday, Feb. 29, after almost four years of dating.
The “Dexter” alum married his longtime girlfriend in a private ceremony at New York City Hall, according to several reports. Hall, 45, and his bride, a book reviewer and novelist, have dated for about four years. The two notably stepped out together at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards when the Showtime star was nominated again for lead actor in a drama.
Hall was previously wed to actress Amy Spanger from 2002 to 2007 and “Dexter” costar Jennifer Carpenter, who played his adoptive sister on the series, from 2008 to 2011.