With 'Camping' and 'There She Goes', David Tennant has leapt straight into the arms of a family
'There She Goes' follows the everyday struggles of two parents (David Tennant and Jessica Hynes) who try to deal with life while tending to their nine-year-old daughter Rosie
With David Tennant's new show 'Camping' being just around the corner, the other show he's been working on, BBC 4's 'There She Goes', has dropped its latest trailer. Written by Shaun Pye ('The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret'), the Tenth Doctor Who is seen playing the role of a loving father who is not quite prepared to take the responsibility of his daughter.
'There She Goes' follows the everyday struggles of two parents (played by Tennant and Jessica Hynes) who try to deal with life while tending to their nine-year-old daughter Rosie. The trailer makes it pretty evident that Rosie is not a normal child and has some severe learning disabilities. She is even unable to learn how to put on a sweater. As her parents try to overcome the obstacles of a not-so-normal life in order to give their daughter her much-deserved life, they soon go through a process of self-discovery and will probably emerge out of that situation as victors.
The series is like a reflection on Pye's own life whose daughter suffered from a rare, and so far undiagnosed, chromosomal disorder. The five-part series is like a journal entry for Pye and traces the regular day-to-day life of a child who cannot learn and all those around her who try to help her learn.
As the trailer focuses on the father's relationship with his daughter, Tennant had mockingly said, "I don’t like to admit I keep getting beaten by a tiny nine-year-old girl." However, Tennant is truly enjoying being away from the time travels and spending time either as a father or a husband.
After playing some off-track characters like the Time Lord ('Doctor Who'), Barty Crouch Jr. ('Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'), Detective Inspector Alec Hardy ('Broadchurch'), and Peter Vincent ('Fright Night'), Tennant is now taking up the comparatively easier task of playing some light-hearted roles rather than the mind-boggling larger-than-life characters.
His character in Lena Dunham's 'Camping', Walt, has been depicted as a caring husband who bears his wife's tantrums and never complains. The actor had earlier told IGN regarding his role that, "It was lovely to play someone who’s so sweet and open-hearted and long-suffering and possibly most like the real me that I’ve ever done. I think that the physical manifestation of Walt is how I feel inside, much more than some sharp-suited psychopathic villain."
Tennant will have a busy month as well. While 'Camping' (also starring Jennifer Garner) is set to release on October 14 on HBO, 'There She Goes' is supposed to premiere on BBC 4 on October 16.
Starring alongside Tennant, 'There She Goes' will also see Jessica Hynes as the mother, Edan Hayhurst as Ben, and Miley Lockes as the adorable lead character Rosie. Tennant will also star in Neil Gaiman's upcoming movie 'Good Omens' which is set to release in 2019.