NEW ZEALAND: The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant Premieres On Soho Tonight

The first episode of three-part legal thriller The Escape Artist airs on SoHo in New Zealand this evening. David Tennant stars as a high-flying junior barrister whose life is changed forever when he takes on the defence of the chief suspect in a murder trial. 

The Escape Artist 
Episode 1
Wednesday 16th July, 9.30pm
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, the Escape Artist depicts a version of the law that is not just an intellectual exercise; scratch under the surface and it’s all blood and guts.

Will Burton (David Tennant) is a criminal defence lawyer who specialises in getting people out of tight legal corners, earning him the nickname ‘the Escape Artist’. Having never lost a case, Will is in high demand – with a promotion to the Queen’s Counsel in his future and a loving young family, everything is on the up-and-up.
Will’s next case sees him defending Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell), a man charged with the horrific murder of a young woman. The evidence against Foyle is overwhelming, but Will, being who he is, gets him off on a technicality. For the first time in his career, Will questions the morality of what he’s done, and fails to shake Foyle’s hand at the end of the trial.
Foyle is released. He is a serial killer. And now, his attentions have turned toward Will. Will’s brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist in the tale.

Starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen.

Episode 1 is repeated on Thursday at 3.30am, 9.30am and 5.30pm and on Sunday at 7.30pm