“Doctor Who” and “Good Omens” star David Tennant is set to play serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV series “Des” about the Scottish serial killer who murdered men in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The three-part series is based on the book by Brian Masters who penned the killer’s biography, “Killing for Company.”
Tennant will star as Nilsen, also known as “Des”. Daniel Mays (“Line of Duty”)plays the cop investigating the killer and Jason Watkins (“The Crown”) has been cast as Brian Masters. Luke Neal penned “Des”.
Nielsen aka “Des” murdered 12 to 15 boys and young men in his flat in London. He went undetected until cops investigate fragments of human flesh and bone clogging the drains in his building.