Netflix release trailer for UK series Safe starring Michael C. Hall as the father of a missing child and Amanda Abbington

Dexter actor Michael C. Hall experiences every parent's worst nightmare in the first trailer for Netflix's British thriller Safe.

The eight-part series - set to be released on 10th May - features the American actor taking on British accent for his latest small-screen role as doting father Tom, who goes looking for his teenage daughter Jenny after she goes missing from their seemingly safe gated community. 

In the intense trailer, the voice of Mad Dogs star Marc Warren casts a foreboding voice over scenes of the luxury houses in the gated estate, explaining: 'This is a gated community, you can see you comes in and who goes out'.

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Worst nightmare: Netflix released the first trailer for UK series Safe starring Dexter's Michael C. Hall  (pictured) 

Worst nightmare: Netflix released the first trailer for UK series Safe starring Dexter's Michael C. Hall  (pictured) 

While watching Jenny pack up to leave, a worried Michael tells her to be home 'not too late', to which the teen offhandedly replies: 'OK'.

Following scenes of a crowded party with blaring lights, Michael frantically tries to get hold of Jenny, leaving her several messages after she fails to return home that night. 

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington steals the scene as a police detective searching for the missing teen, starting paranoia into the anxious father by telling him: 'Nine out of ten disappearances are connected to someone you know.'

While the identity of the suspects are unknown, a furious Michael rushes to a neighbouring house in a desperate search for answers.

Intense scenes: Sherlock star Amanda Abbington (L) steals the scene as a police detective searching for the missing teen

Intense scenes: Sherlock star Amanda Abbington (L) steals the scene as a police detective searching for the missing teen

On the search: Doting father Tom (Michael) goes looking for his teenage daughter Jenny (pictured) after she goes missing from their seemingly safe gated community

On the search: Doting father Tom (Michael) goes looking for his teenage daughter Jenny (pictured) after she goes missing from their seemingly safe gated community

'I'm going to torture him', the enraged father seethed. 

Adding some light relief to an otherwise explosive scene, Marc Warren agrees to help Michael break into the suspect's house, exclaiming his experience is 'just like being back in the army', to which Michael eye-rolls: 'Yeah, just like it'.

'The safer the street...the darker the secrets' flash up and set the explosive tone for the series, with Michael slamming his fists against a window pane in frustration. 

Heartache: Following scenes of a crowded party with blaring lights, Michael frantically tries to get hold of Jenny, leaving her several messages after she fails to return home that night

Heartache: Following scenes of a crowded party with blaring lights, Michael frantically tries to get hold of Jenny, leaving her several messages after she fails to return home that night

A warning: Marc Warren casts a foreboding voice over scenes of the luxury houses in the gated estate, explaining: 'This is a gated community, you can see you comes in and who goes out'

A warning: Marc Warren casts a foreboding voice over scenes of the luxury houses in the gated estate, explaining: 'This is a gated community, you can see you comes in and who goes out'

Supportive: Marc Warren agrees to help Michael break into the suspect's house, exclaiming his experience is 'just like being back in the army'

Supportive: Marc Warren agrees to help Michael break into the suspect's house, exclaiming his experience is 'just like being back in the army'

'I know you've got your suspicions but just to remember where you are' warns Marc, as a series of thrilling events cut in and out, evening teasing a romantic encounter between widower Michael and Amanda.  

The series was created by novelist Harlan Coben, and during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the author revealed how the idea was born out of one question: 'Sometimes we build fences to keep the bad out — but what happens when we trap the bad in?'

Also chatting to The Independent, the mystery writer wanted to take a detailed look into how far parents will go to make sure their family stays safe. 

Suspects: While the identity of the suspects are unknown, a furious Michael rushes to a neighbouring house in a desperate search for answers

Suspects: While the identity of the suspects are unknown, a furious Michael rushes to a neighbouring house in a desperate search for answers

Shocking: Also promising a surprising ending, the author continued: [The finale] is 'going to wallop you like a surprise wave at the beach'

Shocking: Also promising a surprising ending, the author continued: [The finale] is 'going to wallop you like a surprise wave at the beach'

Of the shocking drama, Harlan explained: 'I wanted to tell a story about how hard it is to raise our children in today's world and about the unique challenges of having teenagers. How far will we parents go to protect our families? That's the heart of the story.'

Also promising a surprising ending, the author continued: [The finale] is 'going to wallop you like a surprise wave at the beach.' 

Safe marks the first starring role on the small screen for Michael C. Hall, who's last main character outing was his award-winning turn as forensic analyst and serial killer Dexter on the titular hit FX drama.

Michael returned to TV in season two of the popular Netflix series The Crown, where he portrayed American President John.K Kennedy.

Leading man: Safe marks the first starring role on the small screen for Michael C. Hall, who's last main character outing was  as Dexter on the FX smash hit (pictured 2012)

Leading man: Safe marks the first starring role on the small screen for Michael C. Hall, who's last main character outing was as Dexter on the FX smash hit (pictured 2012)

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Netflix release trailer for UK series Safe starring Michael C. Hall

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