NEW PICTURES And Synopsis Of The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant

Red Arrow International will be presenting David Tennant's new BBC drama The Escape Artist for sale on the international market at MIPTV 2013. The event, which takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from April 8th - 11th, is a major TV trade show where products can be showcased and network deals struck.

Read more about the drama and view the first images below:

The Escape Artist

Will Burton is a junior criminal defense lawyer who specializes in getting people out of tight legal corners... hence, his nickname of “The Escape Artist”. Will is in demand and has never lost a case. With a loving young family and a promotion to Queen‘s Counsel in his sights, everything is on the up.

Will‘s next case sees him defending Liam Foyle who has been charged with the horrific murder of a young woman. Despite the overwhelming evidence against Foyle, Will cannot help but be brilliant and gets him off on a technicality.

For the first time in his career, Will questions the morality of what he does and fails to shake Foyle’s hand at the end of the trial.

Suspected killer Foyle is released but shunned by Will, his attention is now
focussed in Will‘s direction.

Will’s brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.

A thriller set in the legal world that is as much about primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case. In “The Escape Artist”, the law is not just an intellectual exercise. Scratch under the surface and it is all blood and guts.

The Escape Artist
Miniseries, 2 x 90’ / 3 x 60’
Directed by Brian Welsh
Written by David Wolstencroft
Starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Jensen
Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift for Endor Productions for BBC One in association with Red Arrow International
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The Escape Artist on Red Arrow International

The series is due to air on BBC One this autumn. To find out more visit our Escape Artist section

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