Paris, 26 March 2018 – The hotly anticipated new series created by best-selling crime novel author and showrunner Harlan Coben, “Safe” starring Michael C. Hall, will be the focus of a special Keynote Showcase at MIPTV 2018, in partnership with STUDIOCANAL.
MIPTV, the flagship and leading global TV and digital content market, takes place in Cannes, France from 9-12 April 2018.
Produced by STUDIOCANAL’s RED Production’s Nicola Shindler (’Happy Valley’), and FINAL TWIST PRODUCTIONS, the production company run by Coben and Shindler, Harlan Coben’s ’SAFE’ is written by acclaimed screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst (’Shameless’). The 8-part series stars Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Michael C. Hall (‘Dexter’, ‘Six Feet Under’), Audrey Fleurot (’A French Village’, ‘Spiral’), Amanda Abbington (’Sherlock’) and Emmet J. Scanlan (‘The Fall’).
The Keynote Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday 10 April at 5:00 PM in the Auditorium Debussy of Palais des Festivals.
Rola Bauer, Managing Director STUDIOCANAL TV, will interview Harlan Coben, Michael C. Hall, Nicola Shindler and Danny Brocklehurst and reveal the dynamics of the series, from its creation to its production, and discuss more broadly ‘Why Series Travel?’
In “Safe”, Hall plays Tom, whose wife died a year ago, leaving him to bring up his two daughters in a beautiful gated community, with close friends nearby and a new relationship starting. But when his eldest daughter disappears in mysterious circumstances, Tom realizes that in fact, he knows nothing about the people closest to him. Partners, children, lovers, parents, friends – does anyone really know the people they love?
A screening of “Safe” will close CANNESERIES, the inaugural Cannes International TV Series Festival that runs alongside MIPTV from 4-11 April. The series will premiere exclusively on the C8 channel in France, and on Netflix for the rest of the world in 2018.
About MIPTV – MIPTV (9-12 April 2018, Cannes) is the flagship and leading global TV and digital content market. Each April, over 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.
MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (7-8 April 2018), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community. www.miptv.com