David Tennant, Cush Jumbo join UK drama

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo were this week announced as lead cast of an upcoming UK drama Deadwater Fell (working title).

The Channel 4 drama following two families in the aftermath of a tragedy that claims the lives of a woman and her three children.

Written by Daisy Coulam (Grantchester) the 4 part series will be filmed and set in Scotland.

Tennant (Good Omens, Doctor Who) plays Tom Kendrick, a trusted local doctor. After a house fire, which he survives, his wife, Kate, and their kids are found dead. When it emerges that they were not killed by the fire, the finger of suspicion points first to Tom and then to others.

Jumbo (The Good Fight) stars as Jess, who was the dead woman’s best friend and confidante. Also appearing are Anna Madely and Matthew McNulty.

“Daisy Coulam has written something very special, chilling and fascinating with these scripts,” said Tennant. “I am honoured and delighted to be part of telling this extraordinary story.”

Cush Jumbo added: “I’m so excited to be part of bringing Daisy’s dark and mysterious story and the character of Jess to life.”

Source: Variety


  1. Interesting that Cush Jumbo, is joining a UK produced drama, she tweeted recently how she never misses an episode of Coronation Street, but was quite critical of it…

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