Brit crime drama Deadwater Fell to premiere on Acorn TV

Deadwater FellDavid Tennant is once again involved in a crime that shatters a small town community, this time in the new crime drama Deadwater Fell, which has already been described as “Broadchurch in Scotland.”

All four episodes of the Channel 4 series will be broadcast in the US by AMC’s Acorn TV sometime in April 2020. Tennant is not a detective this time around but a doctor who is at the heart of this devastating story.

In a review on The Guardian, Deadwater Fell has been favorably compared with Tennant’s more popular mystery series Broadchurch: “It feels far more solidly engineered, easily as convincing in its portrait of a small community suddenly shattered by an awful event, and it elicits more emotional investment from the off.”

Here is the official synopsis of the series:

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

Deadwater Fell examines in unflinching detail the nature of female friendship and the harmful, entrenched gender stereotypes and conformity that can lead to the most devastating consequences.  Laying bare the fragility of trust and the corrosive nature of lies, the series demonstrates that even the closest of friends all have their secrets.”

Joining Tennant (Good Omens, Doctor Who) in the all-star cast are Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Vera) Matthew McNulty(Versailles, Cleaning Up, The Terror) and Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose, The Crown, Utopia). The miniseries is created and written by Daisy Coulam (Grantchester, Humans) and directed by Lynsey Miller (The Boy with the Topknot, Eve).

Don’t miss Deadwater Fell when it premieres in April on Acorn TV.

Check out the trailer below: