PBS Distribution will release creator David Wolstencroft's The Escape Artist on Blu-ray later this month. The 3-part BBC One/Masterpiece Mystery series stars David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo, Tony Gardner, Ashley Jensen, Brid Brennan, Jeany Spark, Kate Dickie, Monica Dolan and Anton Lesser, and arrives on June 17th.
Synopsis: David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname: The Escape Artist. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.
"The law often seems like an intellectual exercise", says Wolstencroft, "But scratch under the surface, and it's all blood and guts. I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that's as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case. David Tennant is one of the most accomplished and iconic actors of his generation. I cannot wait to see him in Will's shoes."
The Escape Artist is produced by Hilary Bevan Jones (State Of Play, Restless) and Paul Frift (The Best Possible Taste, Restless) and directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror, In Our Name, Mayday). Executive producers are Wolstencroft and Matthew Read for the BBC.
PBS Distribution has not detailed tech specs or special features.