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'Deadwater Fell' Is Airing Tonight And It Looks So Chilling

'Deadwater Fell' Is Airing Tonight And It Looks So Chilling

It's being dubbed 'the new Broadchurch' and that's good enough for us...

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

*This article contains spoilers for Deadwater Fell*

Just when we thought we couldn't fit any more true-crime into our lives, David Tennant's four-part thriller, Deadwater Fell begins tonight - and please excuse us while we build our own personal TV schedules to fit all of this in.

The fictional thriller, which airs on Channel 4, is based on two families dealing with the aftermath of a devastating crime that takes place in a sleepy Scottish village.

Broadchurch and Doctor Who star David Tennant plays Tom Kendrick, the local GP of (fictional) village, Kirkdarroch.

One evening, Tom's seemingly blissful life is shattered when his entire family are murdered in a devastating fire.

With his wife, Kate (Anna Madeley) as well as his three little girls killed in the blaze, Tom is left as the sole survivor.

Tom's family are killed in a huge fire (
Channel 4)

While also focusing on the crime itself, the drama promises to dissect two relationships that appear to be nothing short of perfect.

Enter Jess Milner (Cush Jumbo) a primary school teacher and also Kate's best friend and colleague.

Jess and partner Steve (Matthew McNulty) live together in the village, along with Steve's sons from a previous marriage - with whom he shares custody with his ex.

The pair look happy, but their struggle to conceive a child of their own is placing a major strain on their relationship.

Tom is the only survivor of the blaze (
Channel 4)

It is Jess who becomes suspicious over the fire that kills her best friend and three children.

While fingers are first pointed at Tom as the only survivor, harrowing details of the night quickly emerge and Jess is determined to unravel the truth - despite what secrets she may uncover along the way.

The community is shaken by the crime and are forced to question what they thought they knew about their closest friends as well as the locals living in Kirkdarroch.

Jess is determined to unravel the truth (
Channel 4)

Written and created by the mastermind behind ITV's Grantchester, Daisy Coulam, the series begins tonight and will run for four episodes.

If David's comments are anything to go by, we can expect lots of twists and turns.

Speaking about his new drama, he promised the thriller would "confound, compel and surprise", explaining to Digital Spy: "The story you think you're being told at the end of episode one is not the story that you realise you're being told in episode two, which again is not the story you thought you were in the midst of when you get to episode three."

He added: "It's about what happens behind closed doors, how we look at people's lives and think they're perfect when they're anything but and the fact we never really know our friends or the dangers behind closed doors."

Anyone else got a feeling there's going to be a *major* twist in this one? We can hardly wait...

Deadwater Fell airs tonight, Friday 10th January at 9pm on Channel 4.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

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