Former Doctor Who star David Tennant delivers an absolutely bone-chilling performance in Des, a new three-part miniseries, produced for British television, which focuses on one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history – that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
Told through the prism of three men – Nilsen himself, played by Tennant, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay played by Daniel Mays and biographer Brian Masters played by Jason Watkins – this gripping thriller explores how a man like Nilsen was able to prey on vulnerable young men in 1980s Britain. The series not only highlights the police investigation and trial, but also the effect of the media coverage on public perceptions of the victims at the time – many of whom were gay – raising questions some thought-provoking questions about how crimes against the LGBTQ+ community are handled (both then and now).
Watch the trailer for Des below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting March 16th.