First look: Deadwater Fell

The first images of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo in new Channel 4 drama Deadwater Fell have been released.

The series is set in the small fictional Scottish town of Kirkdarroch.

When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, the small Scottish community they call home becomes riven with mistrust and suspicion as those closest to the family begin to question everything they thought they knew about their friends…

The story centres on two relationships – Kate and Tom, Jess and Steve. David Tennant 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.

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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 six 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.

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The four-part series is expected to broadcast early in 2020.

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