USA: The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant Opens The PBS Masterpiece Mystery Season

Don't forget that the thrilling miniseries The Escape Artist, is the opening drama for the new MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! season which begins on PBS this Sunday. David Tennant heads the cast in this tense legal drama with a twist that first aired on BBC One last year. The drama will be shown in two parts from the 15th to the 22nd June.

The Escape Artist
Sundays, June 15-22, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET

David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as brilliant defense lawyer Will Burton, who has a storybook family and a potent nickname, “The Escape Artist,” for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. "Everybody deserves a defense," Burton boasts, but Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell, RocknRolla), a reclusive bird lover, is about to strain that assertion.

Foyle has been charged with a gruesome killing, leaving Will to search for a weak link in the seemingly ironclad evidence against Liam. In the ensuing legal battle, the wheels of justice turn much as Will anticipates. But then strange and disturbing things begin to happen. The tables are turned—and then turned again. Will finds himself fighting fervently for a new cause that may end his career or worse.

Written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks), this gripping legal thriller co-stars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Doctor Who) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.

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To find out more about The Escape Artist  and to watch preview clips please visit the PBS Masterpiece programme microsite.