Cast: Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Marc Warren (Hustle), Amy James-Kelly (Jericho), Nigel Lindsey (Four Lions), Karen Bryson (Shameless)
Director: Julia Ford (Moving On), Daniel O'Hara (Victoria), Daniel Nettheim (Doctor Who)
Screenwriter: Daniel Brocklehurst (The Five), Karla Crome (Hooten & the Lady), Alex Ganley (Shameless). Based on book by Harlan Coben
When the daughter of a recently widowed surgeon fails to return from a night out, her disappearance will send her father to the point of madness. But will their living in a gated community make us question just how ‘safe’ this neighbourhood really is!
Having lost his wife only a year previously Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) and his two daughters Jenny (Amy James-Kelly) and Carrie (Isabelle Allen) are still very much grieving her loss.
One evening Jenny dismissively tells her father she is going out with friends, but when she doesn’t return home, Tom takes matters into his own hands as he recruits his best friend Pete (Marc Warren) to trace her last steps and track her down.
Meanwhile, Jenny’s boyfriend, Chris Chahal (Freddie Thorp) is also missing.
Are the star cross lovers together? Is their disappearance a coincidence? Or completely unrelated?
Unravelling the twist and turns of Safe was a real thrill, Harlan Coben really does write the most compelling thrillers.
In all honestly everything I smugly tried to guess, I was proved wrong every time! Great! I’m happy to be wrong because this means there is nothing predictable.
Being a HUGE Dexter fan I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Michael C. Hall back on our small screen. Though it took me some adjusting to hearing him speak with a British accent.
There’s some captivatingly layered performances from Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren and Karen Bryson, who you totally buy into.
Nigel Lindsey whose character will protect his family at all costs, brought great comic relief.
Behind the affluent gated community, the families are all floored and they all have their secrets.
I’ll admit to binge watching the whole eight episodes at once, that’s how good the cliff hangers were.
Watching this series is a safe bet.
Words: Claire Bueno
|Runtime: 1 hour, 10 episodes||Year: 2017||Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller||Streaming Service: Netflix UK, Netflix US|