United Kingdom


Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. The story is told through the prism of three isolated men – a detective, a biographer, and Nilsen himself. Can we ever really understand the mind of a psychopathic killer?

Program Information

New Pictures / ITV

Executive Producer(s): Willow Grylls, Kim Varvell, Lewis Arnold, Luke Neal, David Tennant, Elaine Pyke, Charlie Pattinson

Director(s): Lewis Arnold

Producer(s): David Meanti

Writer(s): Luke Neal

Principal cast: David Tennant, Jason Watkins, Daniel Mays