David Tennant has been announced as starring in upcoming four-part Channel 4 crime drama, Deadwater Fell.

Deadwater Fell (the drama’s current working title) will see David Tennant take on another leading role. He’ll star alongside Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife), with Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose) and Matthew McNulty (The Terror) also featuring among the cast. This four-part drama will focus on a small community in Scotland, which is rocked by an unimaginable tragedy. Deadwater Fell is set to explore the aftermath of a seemingly happy family being murdered by someone they know and trust. Across four episodes, the series will examine the ripple effect of this terrible crime on those who knew and loved this family.

David Tennant will star as local doctor Tom Kendrick, the father of the murdered family, who comes under suspicion as the perpetrator. Anna Madeley will take on the role of his late wife, Kate. Elsewhere, Cush Jumbo will play Kate’s best friend, Jess Milner, and Matthew McNulty will portray Jess’s partner, Steve.

Deadwater Fell has been written by Daisy Coulam (Grantchester, Humans). The series will be produced by Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group, who also produced ITV’s Broadchurch. It will be executive-produced by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Diederick Santer, and is due to begin production later this year.

In Other Worlds…

David Tennant‘s latest project is long-awaited Amazon Prime series Good Omens. The series adapts Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s well-loved novel, nearly thirty years after its publication. Tennant stars in another leading role as suave and sophisticated demon Crowley. Along with angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), he’s determined to stop the Antichrist (who just so happens to be an eleven-year-old boy) from bringing about the end of the world. Along the way, they encounter a whole host of weird and wonderful characters, including satanic nuns, an army of witchfinders, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Can they stop Armageddon before it’s too late?

Good Omens is streaming now on Amazon Prime, and is due to be broadcast on BBC Two later this year.

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