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03rd Dec 2023

Charlie Murphy and Jack Gleeson to work together on new crime series


Jack Gleeson

Two big Irish stars, Charlie Murphy and Jack Gleeson, are teaming up.

The duo will star alongside each other in a new international thriller series, Safe Harbor.

Four-time IFTA winner Murphy, best known for her work in Love/Hate and Peaky Blinders, and Gleeson, the feared Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones, will star alongside another GOT alumni, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) in the Belgian-Dutch thriller from Ozark co-creator Mark Williams.

According to Deadline, the eight-part drama follows “gifted hacker Tobias (Allen) and his ambitious best friend Marco (Martin Lakemeier), who are intent on cracking into the tech billionaires club.

Jack Gleeson
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“They are plucked from quiet obscurity and plunged headfirst into the chaos of organised crime when they cross paths with the Irish mob.

“Leading the family’s operations in Holland 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.”

Deadline also report that another “big-name star” is being sought by the production to lead as the patriarch to the Irish mob family of Murphy and Gleeson’s characters.

Williams, who created the Netflix crime drama Ozark alongside Bill Dubuque, will also act as writer and showrunner.

Charlie Murphy
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“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,” said Williams.

“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 set to release on Dutch streamer Videoland and Belgium’s Streamz.