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Dark David Tennant crime thriller that keeps audiences guessing has just dropped on Netflix

Dark David Tennant crime thriller that keeps audiences guessing has just dropped on Netflix

The highly anticipated series has finally dropped on Netflix

A gripping TV series starring David Tennant that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats has finally been released on Netflix.

Released in 2020, the four-part series was a huge hit with crime thriller fans on Channel 4, with many longing to see it on the streaming platform.

Boasting a handsome score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it is fair to say that it has been well received by viewers.

The Guardian rated the series four out of five, saying it was 'far more solidly engineered' than the similarly highly rated and critically acclaimed Broadchurch, which Tennant also starred in.

David Tennant plays Tom Kendrick in the crime thriller.
Channel 4

The Independent also left a positive review, calling it 'gruelling, but hard to take your eyes off'.

Tennant has received heaps of praise for his turn as serial killer Dennis Nilsen and his recent return to Doctor Who, but people think Deadwater Fell is one of his standout performances.

The series focuses on GP Tom Kendrick (Tennant), who is the lone survivor in a house fire that killed his wife and children, who were drugged.

Despite being known as a family man, police and those investigating search for a potential motive and uncover the truths behind the 'picture-perfect' Kendrick family.

Watch the gripping trailer below:

Ex-Doctor Who star David Tennant has been highly praised for his performance in the series and stars alongside Cush Jumbo and Matthew McNulty, who play Mrs Kendrick's friend Jess and Police Sergeant Steve Campbell, respectively.

Fans of the show have taken to X to share their thoughts prior to the Netflix release.

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One user said: “F**king HELL Deadwater Fell is THE BEST THING I’ve watched in a LONG time!”

Another posted: “I want to rewatch Deadwater Fell. For me, one of the best David Tennant roles. That character is creepy.”

A third shared: “Deadwater Fell Is possibly the best show I’ve watched all year. What a mind f**k.”

That's a lot of praise.

Deadwater Fell has been compared to Broadchurch by critics.
Channel 4

Executive producer of the series Emma Kingsman-Lloyd revealed that she and writer Daisy Coulam were heavily inspired by true crime series while creating and developing the show.

"We’re both a little bit obsessed with true crime shows which is where the initial thought came from, because Daisy said that she wanted to write something that had the forensic detail of a true crime documentary show," Kingsman-Lloyd explained.

They specifically mentioned The Staircase, which then went on to become a drama series starring Oscar winner Colin Firth.

Coulam revealed to the Radio Times that it was the opening scene of the docu-series that made them want to recreate the feeling of going through a quiet house and knowing ‘this incredibly violent thing happened there’.

Deadwater Fell is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, David Tennant