Channel 4 has given the greenlight to Deadwater Fell, a four episode crime drama set in Scotland from Grantchester scribe Daisy Coulam.
Deadwater Fell tells the story of two families in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime. Best friends Jess and Kate were closer than sisters, they worked together at the local school and went on holiday together. But when Kate and her three children are found murdered, and her husband Tom is suspected of the crime, Jess’ world is upended in her search for answers.
She is desperate to understand what caused this tragedy, and what secrets lie at the root of this horrific act. Meanwhile, her own already-fragile relationship with her husband Steve is driven to the brink of collapse amid the chaos. Beneath the shadow of this murder, once strong relationships become fractured, respect gives way to recriminations, and friendship is replaced by suspicion.
The community is now irrevocably associated with death, while those that are left behind desperately try to make sense of a tragedy that simply makes no sense at all. Daisy Coulam created the series and is penning the scripts. Kudos are producing, with Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Diederick Santer serving as the executive producers. Deadwater Fell was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Drama Caroline Hollick and Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor Manpreet Dosanjh. Production is set to get underway later this year. Endemol Shine International will handle global sales.