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Michael C. Hall Goes Looking For His Missing Daughter in First Trailer For Netflix's Safe

Netflix has released the first trailer for an upcoming new crime thriller called Safe. The series stars Michael C. Hall and he plays a widowed surgeon named Tom Delaney, whose daughter goes missing. The story follows his journey as he goes out looking for her and in the process "begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him in a wealthy gated community."

The series was created by best-selling novelist Harlan Coben (the “Myron Bolitar” novel series) with a screenplay by Danny Brocklehurst. The series also stars Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Emmett J. Scanlan, Marc Warren, Nigel Lindsay and Laila Rouass.

I like Michael C. Hall and I've enjoyed the shows that he's made so I'll definitely be checking this new series out. Check out the trailer and let us know if you'll be giving it a shot!

Safe arrives on Netflix on May 10!
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Netflix reveal first look trailer for the original British series Safe

Netflix have released the first look trailer for their original British series Safe starring Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington.

Created by best-selling author Harlan Coben, the suspense-ridden and gritty crime drama tells the story of a widowed surgeon in an affluent neighbourhood after his teenage daughter goes missing he begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him.

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Safe hits Netflix on 10 May.

Safe Official Synopsis

Michael C Hall plays Tom, a paediatric surgeon and single father of two teenage daughters who is struggling to deal with the loss of his wife from cancer more than two years previously. Living and raising his children in a beautiful gated community surrounded by close friends, Tom finds himself on a journey that transforms everyone he knows. How far will you go to protect your family?
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‘Safe’ Trailer: Netflix Kidnapping Drama Series Finds Michael C. Hall Tapping His Inner Liam Neeson

‘Safe’ Trailer: Netflix Kidnapping Drama Series Finds Michael C. Hall Tapping His Inner Liam Neeson
Michael C. Hall has long been a central part in shows closely associated with danger, whether it comes from the characters he plays (“Dexter”) or his characters deal with what comes after (“Six Feet Under”). From the looks of his new Netflix show “Safe,” he’s moved on to playing someone stuck between the two.

In “Safe,” he plays Tom, a surgeon still dealing with the aftermath of his wife’s death a year after it happened. Raising the rest of his family alone, his world gets upended again when one of his daughters goes missing. To make matters even more complicated, he finds out that the community he’s raised his kids in for so long is made up of at least a few people who are not exactly as they seem.

“Safe” also stars Amanda Abbington as a detective who helps Tom in his pursuit of answers. The series’ ensemble includes Audrey Fleurot,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 20)

1970: Days of our Lives' Julie married Scott.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Faith prepared to married Tom.

1981: Dynasty's first season ended with the return of Alexis.

1987: Days of our Lives' Bo & Hope left Salem."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1942: The Second Mrs. Burton premiered on the Blue Network. The radio soap opera had previously aired on CBS Radio, and would return to CBS four months later.
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‘Lost in Space': What Happened to Earth and Why Are Humans Leaving?

(Note: This post contains spoilers for the first season of Netflix’s “Lost in Space.”)

Netflix’s reboot of “Lost in Space,” like its 1960s predecessor, is all about a family who left Earth and got lost in, well, outer space. In this version, the Robinson family are passengers on a colony space ship headed for Alpha Centauri who crash on an alien planet and must struggle to survive.

But why were they making the trip in the first place? Yes, Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to ours. And a technological breakthrough has cut the trip there from a hundred thousand year-journey to short enough some people go there and back regularly. But it’s still more than 4 light years, and infinite unknown dangers, away from home.

The answer appears to be that things aren’t going great on Earth, and humans are migrating to the stars to escape.

Also Read: 'Lost in Space': How Far Away Is Alpha Centauri, and Could Humans Live There?

It’s not particularly clear why Earth is in such bad shape, though. “Lost in Space” is cagey about what exactly is wrong, and most of the first season takes places well after the Robinson family has left. But occasionally, “Lost in Space” flashes back to the time before, giving us clues about just what led Maureen Robinson (Molly Parker) to pack up her family and turn them into astronauts.

The first clue is the Christmas Star, a meteor strike that happened years before the show takes place. Falling to Earth on Christmas, the “super bolide” — a very big, bright meteor — makes news after it strikes the Earth.

As Maureen puts it, the meteor’s presence is strange, given that a “Near Earth Object” of that size should have been detected by astronomers. Later in the show, Maureen and Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) discover the truth of the Christmas Star — we’ll let you watch that for yourself — but early on it’s implied there is some kind of connection between it and the sorry state of planet Earth.

Also Read: 'Lost in Space': Would Will Robinson's Magnesium Idea Really Work to Melt Ice?

A second clue comes via flashback, in a scene in which Maureen and Penny (Mina Sundwall) go Christmas shopping. Outside, something resembling dirty snow is falling, but both of them wear gas masks until they walk inside a store. There’s even a rack for people to store their masks while shopping, the implication being that this is a regular practice.

But it’s not clear what the cause of the low air quality actually is. It seems likely that pollution, climate change or some other environmental disaster is to blame. It’s also worth noting that Maureen and Penny’s dialogue makes it sound like several years have passed since the Christmas Star event. In any case, as Maureen later notes, Earth is doing badly and not getting any better.

Subsequent clues come from direct and implied references to serious geopolitical problems. In one flashback, Maureen talks about how governments on Earth “have stabilized” sometime close to when she starts to consider leaving for Alpha Centauri. And dialogue further suggests that war and strife were an issue over the previous 30 years.

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But just how “stabilized” remains to be seen. Other flashback reveal that before their departure, Maureen’s husband John Robinson (Toby Stephens) was a U.S. Marine, frequently deployed to classified locations that are clearly war zones. One such war zone even appears to be in the Middle East, hinting at the possibility of still-simmering conflict over oil or other crucial resources.

But, you guessed it, the cause of that strife isn’t actually revealed. Whether the global strife is related to the ever-worsening environment, or if one or both are connected to the Christmas Star event (the truth about the Christmas Star event suggests that’s possible) remains to be seen.

Luckily for mankind in the Netflix series, things could be a lot worse. In the 1998 movie reboot of “Lost in Space,” in which William Hurt’s version of John Robinson warns that environmental catastrophe dooms humanity to extinction, Earth is still keeping on keeping on, even if it’s in bad shape. Humans aren’t abandoning their home planet for a new one en masse. Instead, the Alpha Centauri colony is still very young, and only the best of the best applicants (or maybe those who can afford it) are able to move to the new world.

Given all the flashbacks in the first season of “Lost in Space,” it seems pretty likely that we’ll be getting even more information about what’s happening with the future of Earth in future episodes, should Netflix renew it.

Read original story ‘Lost in Space': What Happened to Earth and Why Are Humans Leaving? At TheWrap
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

See ‘This Is Us’: Justin Hartley deserves an Emmy nomination after
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‘Here and Now’ Finale: HBO’s Spectacular Failure Deserves Some Recognition After a Stupefying Ending

When the crazed eyes of Buffalo Bill are staring into your soul, it’s hard to shake off what he’s saying. Ted Levine, who played that role in “The Silence of the Lambs” and was a recurring guest star this season on “Here and Now,” never lost that look. The one he gave Clarice Starling back in 1991 isn’t far off from what his character, Ike Bayer, plants on Tim Robbins in the Season 1 finale of HBO’s ambitious-but-flawed drama.

“Don’t you feel like something’s wrong?” Ike asks. Robbins’ frustrated philosophy professor, Dr. Greg Boatwright, says, “I do,” and then again, with more conviction, “I do.”

“I’ve always felt that way,” Ike continues. “But it’s gotten worse. It’s outside of me.”

“Yeah,” Greg says, utterly transfixed. “It’s everywhere.”

This, in a nutshell, is what “Here and Now” has been saying for 10 episodes. The
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‘Killing Eve’ could be first show to field two Best Drama Actress Emmy nominees in 16 years

‘Killing Eve’ could be first show to field two Best Drama Actress Emmy nominees in 16 years
Killing Eve” could make a killing at the Emmys — specifically in Best Drama Actress. The BBC America series has two leading ladies, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and if they both get shortlisted, the category would feature two co-stars for the first time in 16 years.

The last time a show double-dipped in Best Drama Actress was “Six Feet Under” in 2002, when Frances Conroy and Rachel Griffiths lost to Allison Janney (“The West Wing”). For the three years before that, “The Sopranos” stars Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco faced off, with the former winning twice. The ‘90s had two more co-star pairings in 1997 (“ER”’s Julianna Margulies and Sherry Stringfield) and 1994.

Drama actress co-star nominees occurred with regularity in the ‘80s, thanks to “Cagney & Lacey” (Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless) and “L.A. Law” (Susan Dey and Jill Eikenberry). “Dallas” (Barbara Bel Geddes and Linda Gray), “Hill Street Blues” (Barbara Babcock
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Mariska Hargitay (‘Law & Order: Svu’) opens up about ‘culture of shame and isolation’ for abuse survivors in new interview

Mariska Hargitay (‘Law & Order: Svu’) opens up about ‘culture of shame and isolation’ for abuse survivors in new interview
“I think that for so long survivors have been living in a culture of shame and isolation,” reveals “Law & Order: Svu” cast member Mariska Hargitay in a new interview. After playing sex crimes investigator Olivia Benson for so many years, Hargitay tells “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah that fans now feel comfortable sharing their own stories of sexual abuse with her. “I think that this fictionalized character maybe was the first person that showed empathy and compassion, and they knew that Olivia was always for the victim first and felt safe there. Hopefully now that is indeed changing.”

See‘Law & Order: Svu’ reaches 400 episode milestone with Mariska Hargitay directing as well as starring

Hargitay continues on, “When I started the show, I’d come off ‘E.R.’ and so when you’re getting normal fan mail you get, ‘Hi, I love your show, can I get an autographed photo?
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Harlan Coben’s ‘Safe’ Builds on Red’s Reputation for Delivering Fine Drama

“Safe,” which world premiered on Wednesday at Canneseries, is the latest drama series from Studiocanal’s Red, a British production company set up by Nicola Shindler 20 years ago, best known for Russell T. Davies’ “Queer as Folk,” Paul Abbott’s “Clocking Off,” and Sally Wainwright’s “Happy Valley” and “Last Tango In Halifax.” Shindler spoke to Variety about “Safe,” her company’s slate and its relationship with writers.

“Safe” is a show that was built to compete on a world stage: It was created by best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, written by award-winner scribe Danny Brocklehurst, and toplining Hollywood star Michael C. Hall.
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TV Review: Harlan Coben’s ‘Safe’ on Netflix

When you walk past a rack of books in an airport, you’re likely to see a few by Harlan Coben. There’s a reason his books are popular, even among those not about to board a long flight. Like his new TV thriller “Safe,” they are efficient suspense delivery systems, and any deficiencies in character development are usually overshadowed by the satisfying tick-tock nature of the plot and the interlocking mysteries threatening upscale people who find themselves spiraling into trouble.

“Safe,” Coben’s second foray into TV after the U.K. series “The Five,” has a mostly British cast,
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Michael C. Hall on ‘Dexorcism’ and New Netflix Series ‘Safe’

Michael C. Hall on ‘Dexorcism’ and New Netflix Series ‘Safe’
Michael C. Hall plays a Brit in his new series “Safe” and relishes the challenge. “As an American actor, I often see people from the U.K. or Australia or anywhere else come and play Americans and that’s perfectly acceptable, but I like the idea of turning the tables,” he told Variety from Cannes.

Eight-part drama “Safe” will play on Netflix internationally and on Canal+’s C8 channel in France. Hall plays Tom, a pediatric surgeon who is raising his two teenage daughters Jenny and Carrie alone after the death of his wife. When Jenny sneaks out and goes to a party,
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U.S. Svod Service Sundance Now Picks Up Rachel Griffiths-Fronted Australian Drama ‘Dead Lucky’

Svod service Sundance Now has picked up Australian drama Dead Lucky starring Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters star Rachel Griffiths from distributor Drg. The AMC Networks-backed streaming service will air the four-part drama in the Us, Canada, the UK, Ireland and German speaking territories in Europe. The series is complex thriller about two feuding detectives hunting a cop killer who is leaving a trail of broken lives across Sydney. Grace and Crouching Tiger, Hidden…
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Tim Robbins movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Mystic River’…

Tim Robbins movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Mystic River’…
Did you know Tim Robbins has never been nominated for an Emmy? The Oscar winner hasn’t been as much of a fixture on television screens as he has been on the big screen, but now he could be recognized by the television academy with a Best Drama Actor bid for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“True Blood,” “Six Feet Under,” “American Beauty”), this freshman HBO series centers on a multi-racial family whose bond is fractured when one of their children starts seeing things the rest cannot. Robbins plays Greg Boatwright, a philosophy professor and the family patriarch. In honor of his latest small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen outings. Tour through our photo gallery above of Robbins’s 10 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Robbins won his Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for playing a former child abuse
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Holly Hunter movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Piano’ …

Holly Hunter movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Piano’ …
Holly Hunter missed out on a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars for “The Big Sick” despite reaping SAG, Critics Choice, and Indie Spirit bids, but she’ll have a chance to pick up an Emmy later this year in the Best Drama Actress category for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“American Beauty,” “Six Feet Under,” “True Blood”), the HBO series focuses on a multi-racial family whose bond is tested when one of their children begins seeing things which the rest cannot. Hunter plays Audrey Bayer, a therapist and the family matriarch. In honor of her recent small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of the actress’s best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Hunter’s 12 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite her recent snub, Hunter has been popular at the Oscars. She won Best Actress for “The Piano
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‘Love, Simon’ Director Greg Berlanti Almost Quit ‘Dawsons Creek’ Job Early in Career Over Banned Gay Kiss

It took until 2018 for a major studio to produce a movie with a gay teen lead; that 20th Century Fox’s “Love, Simon” is a romantic comedy about coming out makes it even sweeter. Adult Lgbtq filmgoers got to see a story that looks even a little bit like their own, while knowing the impact it will have on a younger generation. Much like the movie’s director, teen television superstar, Greg Berlanti, they remember a time when the only queer people onscreen were psychopaths or murder victims.

Best known for teen comic-book shows like “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “Riverdale,” Berlanti got his start with the original “edgy” teen drama: “Dawson’s Creek.” That show was the first time Berlanti broke barriers, when he lobbied for network television’s first romantic kiss between men (Prior to that, “Will and Grace” showed a peck.) Berlanti and “Dawson’s” creator Kevin Williamson
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Tim Robbins movies: Top 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Tim Robbins movies: Top 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Did you know Tim Robbins has never been nominated for an Emmy? The Oscar winner hasn’t been as much of a fixture on television screens as he has been on the big screen, but now he could be recognized by the television academy with a Best Drama Actor bid for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“True Blood,” “Six Feet Under,” “American Beauty”), this freshman HBO series centers on a multi-racial family whose bond is fractured when one of their children starts seeing things the rest cannot. Robbins plays Greg Boatwright, a philosophy professor and the family patriarch. In honor of his latest small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen outings. Tour through our photo gallery above of Robbins’s 10 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Robbins won his Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for playing a former child abuse
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Holly Hunter movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Holly Hunter movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Holly Hunter missed out on a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars for “The Big Sick” despite reaping SAG, Critics Choice, and Indie Spirit bids, but she’ll have a chance to pick up an Emmy later this year in the Best Drama Actress category for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“American Beauty,” “Six Feet Under,” “True Blood”), the HBO series focuses on a multi-racial family whose bond is tested when one of their children begins seeing things which the rest cannot. Hunter plays Audrey Bayer, a therapist and the family matriarch. In honor of her recent small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of the actress’s best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Hunter’s 12 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite her recent snub, Hunter has been popular at the Oscars. She won Best Actress for “The Piano
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 17)

1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live. The role had been originated by Gillian Spencer in 1968, then assumed by Joanne Dorian starting in 1970. Slezak played the role for 41 years on ABC, and one additional season
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Critics Pick the Standout Song Moments on TV – IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best use of a song on a TV show?**

**Non-theme songs preferred. “Best” is loosely defined: Most memorable? Most moving? Cleverest? Most unexpected? etc.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

I’m glad that last week I gave a short, simple and singular answer, because there’s absolutely no way to do this one without moving into a laundry list, starting with “The Oc” and “Hide & Seek,” a sequence so seminal in its moment that it earned an “SNL” parody. Then you have to pick something from “The Americans,” a show that has mastered the art of building scenes around iconic ’80s hits,
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