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David Tennant returns in new Netflix thriller

David Tennant has made a welcomed appearance on Netflix in the extremely popular BBC thriller Inside Man, which was written by former Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat. 

The star-packed trans-Atlantic cast also includes Stanley Tucci, as the affable and intelligent convicted murderer who gives his time to solving mysteries from behind bars. Meanwhile, Dylan Baker, who earned his fame in Sami Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, plays one of the prison officials. 

Originally airing in the United Kingdom, Inside Man has just seen an emphatic launch on Netflix as it looks to unfurl its strange plot on global audiences. As Tucci’s Jefferson faces death row in the United States, a seemingly unrelated plot is laid out in England as a vicar (Tennant) struggles to protect both his family and a troubled paedophile in his church staff. 

“In the US, a prisoner on death row (Tucci) is seeking atonement as he faces execution. On a train in England, a journalist (West) is looking for a story,” the official synopsis reads. “In a quiet little village, a vicar (Tennant) is picking up his son’s maths tutor (Wells) from the station. All four are about to be entangled in a dilemma that could lead one of them to murder…”

The show has received a positive response so far in the UK, with audiences taking to the wit of Tucci’s character and the drama stressing Tennant’s life at the seams. However, some reviews have described the plot as a little silly, with characters making the most illogical decisions to allow the plot to flow. It may be, therefore, advisable to watch with an open mind. 

Elsewhere, Tennant is preparing to make a triumphant return to his Doctor Who role next year for the 60th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi saga. The esteemed actor recently spoke of his reprised role, saying the opportunity to collaborate with Russell T. Davies again was a “no-brainer”.

Watch the trailer for ‘Inside Man’ below.