David Tennant, Cush Jumbo head to Deadwater Fell

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo will star in new Channel 4 drama, Deadwater Fell.

The story followed two families in the aftermath of a tragedy that claims the lives of a woman and her three children.

It will be filmed and set in Scotland.

Tennant 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.

Jumbo stars as Jess, who was the dead woman’s best friend and confidante. Matthew McNulty will also appear in the four-part drama, as Jess’ partner, Steve.

“Daisy Coulam has written something very special, chilling and fascinating with these scripts,” said Tennant, who is also an executive producer. “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.”

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