TV Picks: ‘The Escape Artist’ on PBS, two-part movie airs tonight Sun. June 15 and 22, at 9 p.m.
The event stars David Tennant, Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Jensen, Toby Kebbell and is produced by Endor in association with Red Arrow Intl. for BBC and WGBH Boston. Executive producers are David Wolstencroft, Matthew Read, Rebecca Eaton; producers, Paul Frift, Hilary Bevan Jones; director, Brian Welsh; writer, Wolstencroft; camera, David Higgs; production designer, Mark Leese; editor, Jamie Pearson; music is by Nicholas Hooper.
In this “Masterpiece Mystery!” “The Escape Artist” serves as a slow paced thriller with former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant and Sophie Okonedo in two 90-minute parts.
For those who love the British drama, its something other than the more heart racing “Game of Thrones” or “Penny Dreadful” to settle into and savor.
David Tennant is cast as a brilliant defense lawyer whose moniker “The Escape Artist” is earned for his ability to free the guilty. But then he gets a trial that changes his life forever.
Written by David Wolstencroft, this gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.