Channel 4 has commissioned a new 4 x 60’ drama from Kudos by Daisy Coulam (Humans, Grantchester), Deadwater Fell (w/t).
The drama follows the story of two families in the aftermath of the murder of another family in a small close knit community.
The series examines the ripple effect of the crime on each person who knew and loved the family.
Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama at Channel 4, said: “I’m so proud that Deadwater Fell is my first commission at C4. Daisy’s writing is warm and full of heart, while boldly tackling epic themes of extreme violence with psychological acuity. She is turning the norms of family drama on its head, with a story that’s deeply shocking yet always relatable.”
Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Executive Producer for Kudos, said: “Daisy’s beguiling new drama dissects a community in crisis and examines the human psychology behind a horrific and hard to comprehend crime. But with her signature warmth and humanity, Daisy leads the audience on a journey to examine not just the nature of evil but also love and forgiveness.”
Daisy Coulam said: “With Deadwater Fell I wanted to look at the notion of evil. We’re very quick to call something evil – to dismiss it out of hand as something inhuman or monstrous. But it is humans who commit these acts. Deadwater Fell (w/t) is an unflinching look at a community we might live in, families we might know and what happens when tragedy befalls them.”
The series is produced by Kudos and has been commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick and Commissioning Editor, Manpreet Dosanjh. The 4 x 60’ series will go into production later this year and will be Executive Produced by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Diederick Santer. Written by Daisy Coulam (Grantchester, Humans) it will be distributed globally by Endemol Shine International.
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