The Sun has the big news that Daniel Mays is set to star with David Tennant and Jason Watkins in ITV’s new drama “Des”.
Danny will portray Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay the police officer who investigated the Muswell Hill crime scene. David Tennant will portray Dennis Nilsen, a former soldier and policeman, murdered at least a dozen boys and young men in his North London homes between 1978 and 1983. Jason Watkins will portray Brian Masters who wrote the biography on Nilsen.
ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, said: “This starts with Nilsen’s arrest and is looking at him through the eyes of the police officer trying to identify those he killed and deliver justice. David Tennant is going to be brilliant as Nilsen and, with Daniel and Jason, this has an incredible cast.”
Written by Luke Neal, the three-part drama is based on material from Brian’s book Killing For Company, which features conversations with the twisted loner, known as “Des”.
Filming begins very soon with an expected transmission date sometime in 2020.
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