Deadwater Fell Premiere Ratings And Review Roundup

David Tennant’s new drama series, Deadwater Fell, launched on Friday on Channel 4 in the UK it averaged 2.6m viewers with a 14.6% audience share and outperformed the channel's 9pm slot average.

The press were impressed with the premiere episode of the thrilling series.
The Observer called it “utterly intriguing”, The Telegraph say it “may be the stand out drama of 2020”, The Guardian call the show “the new Broadchurch”, whilst The Independent says “Deadwater Fell is gruelling, but hard to take your eyes off” 

If you missed it you can stream it now on All 4 here. 

David stars as Tom Kendrick. The local GP, a trusted, admired and much-liked member of the community. A doting father to three little girls, a loving husband, his marriage to Kate, played by Anna Madeley, appears nothing short of perfect. Kate teaches at the local primary school working alongside her best friend, and closest confidante, Jess Milner.
Jess, played by Cush Jumbo, used to be a bit of an outsider, someone who could never really settle down. But when she met Steve 6 years ago, she quickly moved to Kirkdarroch and made a home with him. She helps him look after his two sons from his previous marriage with whom he shares custody with his ex. Steve, played by Matthew McNulty, was born and raised in Kirkdarroch. A Police Sergeant, he’s not had to deal with much crime in the sleepy village and their happy life together is only marred by their struggle to have a child of their own.   
But in one night the illusions of happiness and contentment are shattered as the community is drawn to Kate and Tom’s family home in the forest by the flicker of flames and the smell of smoke. Amid the confusion of the house fire, Kate and her three children are found dead, and Tom, who is found alive, is rushed to hospital. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Kate and her children weren’t killed in the fire and the village realise that something unspeakable has happened. As the fingers of suspicion point first to Tom, then to others as more details of that night emerge, Jess becomes desperate to understand what could have caused such a tragedy, and what secrets lie at the root of this terrible act. She puts everything she has on the line to get to the truth, no matter how difficult that truth may be to accept.
Deadwater Fell continues on Friday 17th January at 9pm on Channel 4