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DES
Air Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on SUNDANCE NOW
Episode Title: (#101) "Episode 1"
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Thursday, Oct. 15

DES, Ep 1 (Sundance Now Exclusive)

"David Tennant excels... sensitive, finely worked drama" - The Guardian

"David Tennant is scarily good... compelling true crime drama" - Den of Geek

"David Tennant is superb... gripping drama... Des is not to be missed" - Radio Times

"Made to last... fine performances from all the leads" - Independent

"Gripping" - The Telegraph

"The performances of Tennant, Mays and Watkins totally make it worth your time" - Evening Express

Trailer

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Good Omens) stars in a bone-chilling true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history - Dennis Nilsen. Known as the 'kindly killer', Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain's most prolific serial killer of the time. Des delves into the mind of one of the most emotionally elusive serial killers the world has ever seen. Can we ever really understand the mind of a psychopathic killer? And, if we try, what price do we pay? Also starring Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Good Omens) and Jason Watkins (The Crown, A Very English Scandal).

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DES (SUNDANCE NOW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/15/20 - 10/29/20
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2020-2021 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (3 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Now's web site, August 2020) Starring David Tennant, Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Mays as Peter Jay
· David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen
· Jason Watkins as Brian Masters
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· All3Media International