What is Baby Reindeer (TV) About?
‘Baby Reindeer’ is a British drama-thriller miniseries that debuted on Netflix, notable for its compelling exploration of the consequences of a good deed turned darkly obsessive. Richard Gadd, who not only created the series but stars as the lead character Donny, adapts it from his stage play of the same name. The storyline unfolds over seven episodes, with each installment contributing to a chilling portrayal of obsession and personal turmoil. The plot centers on Donny, a comedian battling with his career, who shows kindness to Martha, a character portrayed by Jessica Gunning. This act of compassion triggers an oppressive obsession from Martha, threatening to destroy the stability and safety of their lives. Nava Mau joins the cast as Teri, bringing additional depth to the story. The series traverses psychological depths, dissecting the impact of intimacy gone awry and the fragile limits of human endurance when faced with persistent invasion. Directed by Weronika Tofilska, with Josephine Bornebusch contributing as a co-director, the series was filmed across picturesque yet poignant locations in Edinburgh's Grassmarket and London. Although the show delves into heavy themes, it garnered positive critical reception upon release, illustrating the power of its storytelling and dramatic execution.
The first episode of Baby Reindeer aired on April 11, 2024 and the most recent episode to air was on April 11, 2024.