Friday, May 23, 2014

PBS Masterpiece! The Escape Artist, June 15 & 22

PBS MASTERPIECE!: David Tennant in The Escape Artist. It's fabulous! I watched both episodes last night, and I was on the edge of my seat. Fabulous acting, terrific production values, and very suspenseful story. Some of the dialogue got past Frank.. Scottish accent and all, but that just added to the production for me. Don't miss it! Scroll down for the trailer.

Sundays, June 15-22, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET  (Always check your local station)

David Tennant (Dr Who, Broadchurch) stars as a brilliant defense lawyer with a storybook family and a potent nickname, "The Escape Artist," for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. Then he gets a trial that changes his life forever. This gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero's rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant. Created and written by David Wolstencroft, the three-part drama originally aired in the UK last Fall. It stars Tennant alongside a great cast that includes Tony Kebbell  and Ashley Jensen. 

The law often seems like an intellectual exercise,” said Wolstencroft. “But scratch under the surface, and it’s all blood and guts. I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that’s as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case. David Tennant is one of the most accomplished and iconic actors of his generation. Seeing him in Will's shoes is incredibly exciting."


Unknown said...

I really liked the first episode, but though they packed a bit too much in to the second. Might have worked better in longer form?

Carfair said...

Can't wait! I love David Tennant. He'll be back in Broadchurch, (and the American Gracepont, too). Yea!