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David Tennant - Deadwater Fell

David Tennant - Deadwater Fell

David Tennant will star in a new drama for Channel 4 which has the working title of Deadwater Fell. Filming started on Monday 27th May 2019 in Scotland where the four part drama is set. However David didn't film that week as he was involved in Good Omens promotion.

David Tennant will play Tom Kendrick who is a trusted local doctor. Anna Madely will play his wife Kate. Cush Jumbo will star as Jess who was the dead woman's best friend and confidante. Previously Cush appeared in an episode of Torchwood but is most well known for starring in The Good Wife and its spin-off series The Good Fight. Matthew McNulty will also appear as Jess's partner Steve.

The series was written by Daisy Coulam who previously worked on Death In Paradise and Humans. Deadwater Fell is directed by Lynsey Miller and Endemol Shine International will handle distribution. David Tennant is listed as an executive producer.

The quote from the press release by David Tennant is "Daisy Coulam has written something very special, chilling and fascinating with these scripts. I am honoured and delighted to be part of telling this extraordinary story."

No broadcast date has been announced yet for when it will be shown on Channel 4 (although it's expected to be around January 2020) nor whether any other countries will purchase the rights to broadcast it.

David accidentally let slip during promotion for Good Omens the week before filming started that he would be starring in something for Channel 4!

The synopsis of the story is:
'As much as it is an exploration of the anatomy of a terrible crime, Deadwater Fell is equally a forensic dissection of two relationships - Kate and Tom, Jess and Steve. BAFTA and NTA-winning David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Good Omens) 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 (Patrick Melrose, The Crown, Utopia) 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 (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Vera), 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 (Versailles, Cleaning Up, The Terror), 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.'

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November 2019

David Tennant as Tom Kendrick from Deadwater Fell

Digital Spy has posted the first trailer of Deadwater Fell.
The article also includes a new photo of David Tennant as Tom Kendrick from the drama.
The trailer has also been posted online. Updated 14/11


October 2019
The second photo of David Tennant from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 29/10

A cropped version of the first Deadwater Fell promo photo with the programme title has been posted online. Updated 22/10

First promo photo of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo from Deadwater Fell

The first promo photo of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 15/10

Mipcom opens in Paris today (and runs until Thursday).
Deadwater Fell will be shown to buyers from overseas with the hope that they will place orders to screen it in their countries. Updated 14/10


September 2019
C21Media reports that Deadwater Fell will be debuted at Mipcom next month.
This is an industry event where buyers from overseas can place orders to screen it in their countries. Updated 30/9


August 2019
Director Lynsey Miller tweeted that filming on Deadwater Fell has wrapped. Updated 5/8

A photo of David Tennant filming Deadwater Fell from a few days ago has been posted online. Updated 3/8


July 2019
A video of LegsLilacs time filming Deadwater Fell has been posted online.
There are photos and a sweet clip of David Tennant at the end. Updated 26/7

A photo of Cush Jumbo with David Tennant on the set of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 25/7

A photo of David Tennant and some of the cast of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 24/7

A photo of David Tennant on Deadwater Fell set yesterday with some of the younger actors has been posted online. Updated 5/7

Photos of David Tennant with filming Deadwater Fell yesterday have been posted online here and here. Updated 3/7

A lovely photo of David Tennant with a lucky fan on the set of Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 3/7

Photos of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo on the set of Deadwater Fell today in Dunlop village, Ayrshire (which was transformed into the fictional village Kirkdarroch) have been posted online. Updated 1/7

A photo of David Tennant with fans on the set of Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 1/7

The first photo of David Tennant filming Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 1/7


June 2019
Director Lynsey Miller tweeted that filming on Deadwater Fell started on Monday 27th May although David didn't film that week as he was involved in Good Omens promotion.
Filming is scheduled for 49 days and currently is expected to be broadcast around January 2020 (subject to change).
A photo of the first filming slate has been posted online. Updated 15/6

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo to star in drama Deadwater Fell for Channel 4.
Filming is believed to start this week in Scotland where the four part drama is set.
David Tennant will play Tom Kendrick who is a trusted local doctor. Cush Jumbo will star as Jess who was the dead woman�s best friend and confidante. Updated 5/6


May 2019
David Tennant has just announced on Radio X that he starts working on something next week for Channel Four!
He wouldn't give the name of the project as it has not been officially announced yet. Updated 28/5


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