Charlie Murphy, Alfie Allen and Jack Gleeson to topline thriller series Safe Harbor
- The brand-new show comes from Ozark co-creator Mark Williams, who is attached to direct alongside Arne Toonen
Production is under way in Rotterdam for Ozark co-creator Mark Williams’ new show, a US-Dutch-German thriller titled Safe Harbor and toplined by Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones) and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones). Deadline first reported the news.
The eight-part series follows hacker Tobias (played by Allen) and his ambitious best friend Marco (Martijn Lakemeier). They both aim to crack the tech billionaires’ club. They are plucked from obscurity and plunged headfirst into organised crime when they cross paths with the Irish mob. Leading the family’s operations in the Netherlands are Sloane (Murphy) and her brother Farrell (Gleeson), who enlist their services to hack into the security system of Rotterdam harbour, Europe’s largest shipping port, to secure the undetected deliveries of drug shipments.
Filming will later continue in Ireland and Belgium. Williams is attached to direct alongside Arne Toonen (Amsterdam Vice [+see also:
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Speaking about his project, Williams said: “At the core of this exciting, edge-of-your-seat series is a family of friends who find themselves in dangerous, life-changing situations with some very bad players who force our heroes to challenge themselves, and each other, to grow as people. It all adds up to an entertaining show, especially when you throw in the high-octane action in exotic European port locations and tense thrills along with splashes of romance and humour.”
Safe Harbor is being produced by Williams for his own banner, Zero Gravity (USA), alongside Night Train (Germany) and Submarine (Netherlands). The series will stream on Videoland in the Netherlands and Streamz in Belgium. Night Train is financing the show and is in charge of its world rights. Sales are being handled by Night Train’s subsidiary Eccho Rights.
The showrunner is also serving as the executive producer along with Submarine’s Femke Wolting, Night Train’s Herbert L Kloiber, James Copp and Adam Barth.
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