Good news for viewers in the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia areas - public TV station WETA have finally added the David Tennant drama The Escape Artist to their schedule. Both parts of the legal thriller will air on Thursday August 28th.
Many PBS stations have already aired the miniseries during June as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! strand on Sunday nights.
The Escape Artist
David Tennant 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 costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.