AUSTRALIA: The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant Comes To SBS In 2014

Australian audiences will be able to enjoy The Escape Artist starring David Tennant in 2014. The three-part legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft has been snapped up by free-to-air broadcasters SBS.

Peter Andrews, SBS Head of Network Programming said of the acquisition, "The Escape Artist has a fascinating premise with an exceptional cast and is a perfect fit for SBS, where we are committed to delivering the best international dramas to our audience. We look forward to introducing this gripping 3-part series to Australia in 2014.”

Meanwhile, home entertainments distributor Entertainment One Hopscotch has secured the Australian DVD and digital rights to the series. Their managing director Jude Troy said: "We are thrilled to add this pedigree show to our stable of high end TV shows. It's a brilliant drama with a stellar cast and the backing of one of the UK's best producers."

The Escape Artist stars David Tennant as Will Burton, a happily married and highly successful junior defence barrister who has never lost a case, hence the nickname, The Escape Artist. However,when he secures the release of the suspect in a brutal murder case his life changes in horrific ways that he can never have foreseen. 

The Escape Artist was produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift of Red Arrow's Endor Productions for BBC One and directed by Broan Welsh. Other cast include Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen.