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date (day) time network episode title
10/29/20 (Th.)3:01 AMSUNDANCE NOW(#103) Episode 3
10/22/20 (Th.)3:01 AMSUNDANCE NOW(#102) Episode 2
10/15/20 (Th.)3:01 AMSUNDANCE NOW(#101) Episode 1






DES (SUNDANCE NOW)
Premieres Thursday, October 15
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/15/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Now's press release, July 2020) DES is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history - DENNIS NILSEN. Known as the 'kindly killer', Nilsen (David Tennant, Good Omens, Broadchurch) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of London's 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 British 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. After his arrest, Nilsen was astonishing in his honesty: admitting outright to all fifteen murders in the police car outside his flat. But infuriatingly for the investigating detectives, he couldn't remember any of his victims' names. With no apparent motive, inconclusive forensic evidence and most of Nilsen's victims living off-grid, the police started the biggest manhunt investigation in UK history. This time not for the murderer, but for the murdered. The story is told through the prism of three isolated men - a detective, a biographer, and Nilsen himself. While DETECTIVE PETER JAY (Daniel Mays, Line of Duty) and the police investigation's attempt to get justice for as many victims as possible provides the narrative and emotional spine, the relationship between NILSEN and his biographer BRIAN MASTERS (Jason Watkins, The Crown) allows us to delve 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?
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