USA: View A Preview Clip Of The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant
PBS Masterpiece have posted a preview clip from The Escape Artist the legal thriller starring David Tennant which premières on Masterpiece Mystery! on June 15th.
The Escape Artist
David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) stars as a defense lawyer with a perfect record of courtroom wins and a perfect family to go with it—until things go horribly wrong. Written by thriller master David Wolstencroft (MI-5), The Escape Artist airs in two adrenaline-fueled episodes. Co-starring in this legal cliff-hanger are Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as Tennant’s professional nemesis, Ashley Jensen (Extras) as the hero’s endearing wife, and Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) as an accused murderer who is either a persecuted misfit or a dangerous psychopath.
“If you’re chained up in a safe at the bottom of a shark tank,” quips a high-placed barrister in Episode 1, “you call for Houdini.” He means his wizard of a colleague, Will Burton (Tennant), ranked as the top young criminal lawyer in the UK and destined for silk—the honor of Queen’s Counsel—as soon as he finds the time to apply for it.
Ranked as second-best barrister is Will’s perennial rival, Maggie Gardner (Okonedo), who finds herself out-argued once again, as she sees her latest prosecution case go down in flames to a stirring defense by Will. Lost amid their intellectual one-upmanship is an appreciation for the wrecked lives they are manipulating in their courtroom games.
But all that is about to change...
The Escape Artist, starring David Tennant, airs Sundays June 15th and 22nd 2014 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS.
The series is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday 17th June in the USA and Canada