WATCH: Michael C Hall gives 'Dexter' fans goosebumps with trailer of new show 'Safe'
The creator and executive producer of the show, Harlan Coban, says that the season 1 ending is 'going to wallop you like a surprise wave at the beach.'
Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming first season of 'Safe', a mystery TV series created by prolific crime author Harlan Coben (the Myron Boiliar series). The show is a co-production between Netflix and Canal+ and stars Michael C. Hall of Dexter fame.
The trailer for the new show is out and you can watch it below. “This is a gated community. You can see who comes in and who comes out. It’s safe.” That is the eerie foreshadowing with which the trailer to 'Safe' opens. The show is set in a wealthy gated community and stars Michael C. Hall as Tom, a pediatric surgeon and widower raising two teenage daughters, whose life is thrown upside down when his eldest daughter disappears under mysterious circumstances.
Check out the trailer for 'Safe' below:
As per the show's synopsis, Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Crooked House) joins Hall and is playing Sophie - a formidable detective sergeant. Intelligent, dynamic, perceptive and smart, Sophie lives in the same gated community as Tom and like him, is raising two kids single-handedly. Sophie knows you can’t trust anybody and we glimpse that she is burdened with secrets of her own.
In a press release, creator and executive producer Harlan Coban said that "Safe is, I hope, a gripping crime drama, one with thrills and twists -- but it is really about the ties and bonds that hold together four families and a community."
"I wanted to tell a story about how hard it is to raise our children in today’s world and about the unique challenges of having teenagers. How far will we parents go to protect our families? That’s the heart of the story."
As EW reports, the first season of the show, consisting of eight episodes, is very much meant to be binge-watched, according to Coben. Among the elements, Coben is most excited about is the performance by Hall, who plays a “relatively normal” guy compared to his Six Feet Under and Dexter roles, and also sports a British accent for the show, which is set in the UK. So it looks like Hall is finally free from being typecast as the dangerous, sociopathic killer! Or has he? You'll have to watch the show to find out.
Coben also promised a season 1 ending that's "going to wallop you like a surprise wave at the beach." All eight episodes of the first season will be available to stream starting May 10, on Netflix.