- Netflix has another addictive drama series in “Safe,” a new coproduction with France’s Canal+.
- The series stars “Dexter” actor Michael C. Hall as a widowed father and surgeon whose daughter goes missing from their affluent neighbourhood in England.
- “Safe” currently stands at an 83% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The show’s eight-episode first season is available now on Netflix.
Netflix has found yet another stellar coproduction in the drama series “Safe” from France’s Canal+.
Created by crime writer Harlan Coben, the limited series stars “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” actor Michael C. Hall as a widowed father and pediatric surgeon whose daughter goes missing from their affluent neighbourhood in England. The show’s eight-episode first season debuted Thursday on Netflix.
“Safe” earned positive reviews ahead of its release, and it currently stands at an 83% “Fresh” rating on the reviews-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
“Almost everything about ‘Safe,’ from the acting to the dialogue, is pulpy with a vengeance,” The Daily Telegraph’s Ed Power wrote in a review.
Variety’s Maureen Ryan wrote that show “delivers the kinds of well-paced twists that mystery fans are likely to enjoy.”
The series is the latest critically acclaimed coproduction that Netflix has released with a foreign network. Early this year, the streaming service found a popular and universally praised series in the dark comedy “The End of the F—ing World,” which was first released in 2017 by Britain’s Channel 4.
After eight episodes, “Safe” wraps on a conclusive note that suggests it won’t air a second season. Michael C. Hall said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week that the show appealed to him because it was a “close-ended, eight-episode commitment.”
“I’m certainly open to collaborating with some or all of those people again, but there’s no plan to do more. It answers all the fundamental questions it poses,” Hall told THR.
Watch the trailer for “Safe” below, and find the series on Netflix.
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