EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror), Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) & Sophie Okonedo (Sinbad) have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming serial The Escape Artist. Both BBC One & Endor Productions have yet to announce any cast members, however, TVWise previously broke the news that both David Tennant and Tony Gardner have been cast in the three-part serial.
Written by Spooks scribe David Wolstencroft and produced by Endor Productions, The Escape Artist is a three-part serial which forms part of BBC One’s recently announced drama line up for 2013. The drama revolves around Will Burton (David Tennant), a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist in the tale. Brian Welsh is directing, with Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift serving as producers, the executive producer is Matthew Read.