USA: Des Starring David Tennant To Have DVD & Blu-ray Release In March

The real-crime drama Des, starring David Tennant as UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA on Tuesday 16th March. Co-starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, Des focuses on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters and premiered on ITV in the UK last year. 

Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering vulnerable and often homeless boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time. 

The story is told through the prism of three isolated men - Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays), who arrested Nilsen and sought to get justice for his many victims, his biographer Brian Masters (Jason Watkins) and Nilsen himself. Des was written by Luke Neal and directed by Lewis Arnold. 

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Des is also available to stream in the USA and Canada on Sundance Now.