NEW INTERVIEW: David Tennant On Bringing Des To The US And Why He’s Relieved Dennis Nilsen Isn’t Around To See It
David Tennant's gripping true crime drama Des aired on ITV in the UK last month to universal acclaim and netted the channel its biggest drama ratings this year. Also starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, the three part series documents the arrest and trial of Dennis Nilsen, one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. Known to his colleagues and acquaintances as Des, the unremarkable civil servant Nilsen encouraged at least a dozen vulnerable young men and boys back to his flats where he murdered them before dismembering their bodies for disposal.
Now North American audiences will have a chance to watch the series when it streams on Sundance Now, with the first episode dropping on 15th October, with the remaining episodes following over the next two weeks.To promote the series coming to the service David has been talking to the New York Times about becoming Dennis Nilsen.
Why do you think “Des” was so successful in Britain?