David Tennant has joined the cast of a new four part Channel 4 Drama, Deadwater Fell, he will also act as an executive producer on the project.
The series, which will film in Scotland, is written by Daisy Coulam, and follows two families in the aftermath of a tragedy that claims the lives of a woman and her three children.
David plays Tom Kendrick, a trusted local doctor. After a house fire, which he survives, his wife, Kate, and their kids are found dead. When it emerges that they were not killed by the fire, the finger of suspicion points first to Tom and then to others. Anna Madely plays Kate.
Cush Jumbo stars as Jess, who was the dead woman’s best friend and confidante. Matthew McNulty will also appear as Jess’ partner, Steve.
“Daisy Coulam has written something very special, chilling and fascinating with these scripts,” says David. “I am honored and delighted to be part of telling this extraordinary story.”
Jumbo added: “I’m so excited to be part of bringing Daisy’s dark and mysterious story and the character of Jess to life.”
“Deadwater Fell” is directed by Lynsey Miller (“The Boy With the Topknot”) and was commissioned by Channel 4’s head of drama, Caroline Hollick. Kudos Endemol Shine is handling distribution.