Acorn TV Snaps Up North American Rights to ‘Deadwater Fell’ With David Tennant
16th January 2020

Acorn TV has acquired exclusive North American rights to British drama “Deadwater Fell,” which launched on Channel 4 last week.

Produced by Kudos, the dark Scottish-set thriller is headlined by “Broadchurch” and “Good Omens” star David Tennant. “Deadwater Fell” is sold by Endemol Shine International.

The four-part drama premiered strongly on Channel 4, scoring 2.6 million overnight viewers and a 14.7% share.

The series will make its U.S. premiere in April on streaming service Acorn TV, which is owned by AMC Networks and specialises in British and international television.

Tennant stars as a Scottish doctor whose wife and three young children are murdered in a fire, with mistrust and suspicion tearing apart a small Scottish community.

Don Klees, senior VP of programming for Acorn TV at AMC Networks, said: “Featuring an incredible ensemble cast led by David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, ‘Deadwater Fell’ is an excellent addition to our Acorn TV Original lineup with its beautiful Scottish setting and a gripping script that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats as new revelations arise.”

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