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New ITV thriller to be set in Cumbria

The Lake District is to be the setting of a new ITV thriller.

Safe House will tell the true story of how a couple turned their guest house into a safe house and has been described as an “atmospheric thriller”.

It has been written by written by Michael Crompton, who has also written scripts for recent drama hits New Tricks and Kidnap and Ransom and has also penned an adaptation of Carrie’s War.

It will be produced by London-based Eleventh Hour Films, who are also behind Foyle’s War.

In a joint statement, ITV’s director of drama Steve November and controller of drama Victoria Fea have commissioned Safe House said: “We’re delighted to commission Safe House from Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films.

"It’s a compelling four-part drama from Michael Crompton with great characters and genuine twists which keep you guessing right to the end.”

Eleventh Hour managing director and executive producer Jill Green added: “Safe House is a quality drama with intelligently crafted characters delivering a complex and engaging story that will keep the viewer gripped.”


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