Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming first season of Safe, a mystery TV series created by prolific crime author Harlan Coben. The show is a co-production between Netflix and Canal+ and stars Michael C. Hall as a widower and single father to two daughters whose life is thrown for a loop when his eldest daughter disappears under mysterious circumstances. In working to uncover where she went, he discovers that the people he considers closest to him are more like strangers, harboring dark secrets of their own.
While I’m a sucker for British dramas, this trailer doesn’t do much to hook me. There’s also the questionable nature of Hall’s British accent that’s a bit distracting. That said, an eight-episode mystery is going to be hard to pass up on Netflix, especially coming off the streaming service’s excellent murder mystery Collateral. I’m not sure if Safe can reach the same quality that the Carey Mulligan-fronted show did, but hopefully it provides a compelling mystery at least.
This isn’t the first series Coben has created, as he also created the British crime drama The Five. He serves as executive producer on Safe while Danny Bocklehurst (Clocking Off) wrote the screenplays.
Watch the Safe trailer below. The series also stars Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, and Marc Warren. Safe Season 1 premieres on Netflix on May 10th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Safe:
Partners, children, lovers, parents, and friends – does anyone really know the people they love? And how well do people know Tom? As the story opens, Tom, a paediatric surgeon and single father to two teenage daughters, is still reeling from the death of his beloved wife. Now he’s in over his head trying to juggle his new life – raising two daughters and dealing with his grief over Rachel’s death. Because, as we come to understand, the guilt Tom feels is rooted in moral complexity – a mystery from the night of his wife’s death that will be revealed.
Ultimately, we will learn the truth about how Tom’s wife died. We will learn the reason for Tom’s guilt from that night. We will learn that Jenny has a secret from that night – something that set her down a dark path of discovery that now threatens to blow families and a community apart.
In the final reckoning there will be redemption.